Mexico to reach renewable energy goal earlier than planned, official says
Mexico will get 35% of the power it needs from renewable sources in 2021, three years before the official timetable, which was set for 2024, supported by clean energy power plants that resulted from the three long-term auctions that have been carried out after the energy reform, projected Guillermo García Alcocer, commissioner president of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).
“We have a 35% of renewable energy target for 2024, and with the three auctions it is thought that we’ll be able to get there, not in 2024, but in advance at the end of 2020, early 2021. We are talking about being able to have much more energy from these sources and much earlier than we thought,” said Garcia Alcocer, during his participation at an Energy forum in Mexico City as reported by El Economista.
In order to achieve greater use and exploitation of renewable energy sources and clean technologies, a transition strategy was devised in Mexico with the energy reform. Such plan set the goal to supply 35% of the electricity needed in Mexico through clean sources by 2024, and 50% of it by 2050.