Government and private initiative boost Mexican technological energy development

Friday, August 10, 2018

This press release from Sener was published using automatic translation system.

With the purpose of complementing experiences in research, technological development and specialized technical support within the new scheme of the electricity market, intelligent electrical network and digitalization of the operation of technologies, the Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, witnessed the signing of the collaboration agreement between the National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energies (INEEL) and the German company Siemens.

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During his speech, the Head of the Ministry of Energy (SENER) noted that with this agreement, INEEL and Siemens seek to develop in our country one of the first hotbeds of specialists in digital technologies focused on energy issues, where the Institute will provide the capacity of its staff specialized in research and development, while Siemens will do so in cutting-edge digital technology.

Likewise, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell commented that this enclave will promote the modernization of the Mexican energy sector that will motivate other research centers in the country to bring the technology and knowledge developed in Mexico to other latitudes.

It should be noted that the cooperation between INEEL and Siemens will be reflected in the two new Mexican Energy Innovation Centers (CEMIE's) of Intelligent Electrical Networks and CO2 Capture, Use and Storage, where engineers and researchers from both institutions will actively participate. in high-impact projects that provide novel solutions focused on issues such as the Energy Market, Renewable Energy and Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability, Energy Storage, Asset Management and Advanced Training Systems.

Dr. Diego Arjona Argüelles, General Director of INEEL, participated in the signing; Master Juan Ignacio Díaz Vergara, President and CEO of Siemens Mexico; and Alejandro Preinfalk Lavagni, Executive Vice President of Siemens Mexico and Central America.

Also present were the Master Fernando Kohrs Aldape, Director of Planning, Strategy Management and Marketing of INEEL; Dr. Ricardo López García, Commercialization and Business Development Manager of INEEL; Maestro Maloare Gracio Soares, Manager of the Digital Business Unit Grind of Siemens Mexico and Central America and Tomás Reyes Sánchez, Segment Manager of Control and Consulting Centers of Siemens México; and Master Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition of SENER.