SeeNews Renewables — Mexico’s energy regulator has issued permits for the installation of two photovoltaic (PV) plants of 16 MW each under the scheme of self-generation in Chihuahua, the state’s economy secretary, Manuel Russek Valles, said Wednesday.

The projects, approved by Comision Reguladora de Energia (CRE), will be developed by private investors and have the support of the government as part of efforts to attract investments for alternative energy and green markets and expand the use of that energy, reducing costs in the agriculture and the industry, Russek said, quoted by local media.

The plants will produce together some 60 GWh a year for buildings of the local government and municipal authorities and for street lights, according to the latest annual report of the state’s administration.

Chihuahua is also planning pre-feasibility studies for a 51-MW PV park able to produce 100 GWh a year for the 67 municipalities within the state.

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Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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