Mexico, World Bank to assess city energy efficiency

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mexico's energy ministry (Sener), with support from the World Bank, launched an initiative to boost energy efficiency in the country.

Sener will work with the bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (Esmap) to measure power usage and develop sustainability plans.

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One city in each of the country's 32 states will be studied. Findings could be used to make public buildings, street lighting, and water and sewage pumping more energy efficient.

Esmap's Trace diagnostic software tool will be used to benchmark energy use.

Findings will allow Sener and Esmap to prioritize sectors with significant energy savings potential and identify relevant interventions.

Mexico has great potential to implement innovative measures to ensure a more rational and efficient use of energy and to diversify energy sources, Sener energy efficiency and technological innovation director Santiago Creuheras said in a press release

The cities in the study are mostly state capitals, among them Aguascalientes, Ciudad Juárez, Guadalajara, Mérida, Monterrey and Tijuana.