The Director General of Energy and Extractive Activities of the Undersecretary of Environmental Regulation, Sergio Alfonso Novelo Rosado, said Mexico has huge potential for generating renewable energy. At the First Congress of Energy and Sustainable Environment, which took place in Morelia, Michoacan, Semarnat official explained that its use is indispensable for achieving the country’s energy matrix discard the basis of fossil fuels.
Novelo Rosado explained that the potential of Mexico is that it has high levels of sunshine, water to install mini-hydro plants, steam and water for development of geothermal fields, as well as strong and constant winds. In addition to large volumes of agricultural wastes and large quantities of organic waste in cities and countryside, according to a statement from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).
Pink Novelo referred to have wind potential areas identified in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, La Rumorosa, Baja California, and parts of Zacatecas, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas and the Yucatan Peninsula.
He estimated that Mexico could use the 73 million tons of agricultural and forestry residues and energy potential of municipal solid waste of the top 10 cities for the production of electricity from its thermal transformation of 803 MW and generate four thousand 507 MWh / year.