Abdul Latif Jameel Energy takes the lead at MIREC WEEK
Abdul Latif Jameel Energy further enhanced its position as one of the world’s leading producers of renewable energy when Chief Executive Roberto de Diego Arozamena took a prominent role at MIREC WEEK, Mexico’s leading clean energy congress and exhibition.
Mr Arozamena joined 1,500 attendees and 197 speakers over the five-day event in Mexico City. He was part of an expert panel which concluded that Mexico’s established and continuous renewable energy program will be an increasingly attractive investment market as some environmental policies elsewhere in the region may give rise to uncertainty.
“MIREC is an excellent forum with high level participants that share experience and views on how to best address the significant renewable energy opportunities that Mexico’s program offers. Mexico is an important market for us and it was a pleasure to participate and share international experiences with Government officials and colleagues in the industry.” Roberto commented at the event.
MIREC WEEK remains the largest marketplace and networking platform for Mexico’s clean energy sector. Executives, thought leaders and decision-makers gathered alongside representatives from the financial sector; industry experts; government representatives; leading developers, technology and service providers; and electric vehicle experts.
Attendees at this year’s event included Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico; Dr Jeremy Leggett, Founder of Solarcentury and Solaraid; and Danny Kennedy, Managing Director of California Clean Energy Fund (CALCEF).
Through Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power plants, Abdul Latif Jameel Energy is already making significant progress in delivering clean energy across Mexico. In November 2016, it was awarded a 300 MW solar project in the country’s second electricity market auction conducted by the National Energy Control Center (CENACE) of Mexico.
The photovoltaic plant – called Potosí Solar, after its location in San Luís de Potosí – will be operational in 2019. It will supply approximately 76,000 homes and eliminate almost 98 million tons of CO2 emissions.
Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s FRV continues to be actively investing in the Middle East. In May 2017, it started construction on two of the largest solar PV projects in Jordan. Between them, the Mafraq I and Mafraq II plants will provide clean energy for 80,000 homes.