It’s safe to say Mexico and the USA are currently in a rather unfortunate period of their friendship, with the latter about to begin proceedings on building a wall across the border of the two countries to prevent illegal immigration. However, the differences in question are largely being laid out between the two political parties of each country, with much businesses continuing their ongoing relationships and still forming new ones.
Mexico has recently confirmed that they intend on vastly increasing their reliability on, and deployment of wind and solar energy sources. The expansion of wind and solar in Mexico will spell very good news for U.S. equipment manufacturers and service companies whom are keen to expand into newer markets.
This spells particularly good news for California, Gov. Jerry Brown, three years ago singed a climate change pact with Pedro Joaquin, Mexico’s secretary of energy. Brown will now be able to build upon these ties, regardless of the anti-climate Trump administration pursuing its border wall initiatives. Solar manufacturers in America are elated at the prospect of surging renewable energy development in Mexico, the world’s 15th largest economy.
Gerry Cauley, the head of the North American Electric Reliability Corp., an organization of electric grid operations that oversees the reliability and security of the power system, quietly traveled to Mexico six times over the past 18 months with technical teams to discuss the future of the electric grid within Mexico and its further integration with the power system serving the United States and Canada.
“They have great, aggressive goals,” Cauley said.
“Together, we are much more reliable,” Cauley said. “As wind and solar come on, there is a great opportunity for two-way exchanges.”