According to data from the CRE, Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission, the installed capacity of the SEN national grid in 2014 demonstrates that CHP contributes 5.1% (3,340.8 MW) of the production of electricity in Mexico. Statistics show that CHP has been increasing over the past 20 years, going from an authorised capacity of 44.4 MW in 1994 to 4,071.1 MW in 2014.
Similarly, its capacity is expected to continue to rise as the last six years have enjoyed a sustained level of growth.
According to a recent study from CONUEE, the National Commission for Efficient Energy Use, on the industrial sectors with energy demands of more than 1 MW and load factors in excess of 50%, Mexico’s cogeneration potential is as follows: Industrial 1,989 to 6,085 MW, Sugar 979 MW, Petroleum 3,900 MW, TOTAL 6,069 to 10,964.
Article published in: FuturENERGY November-December 2014