The US Commercial Service in Mexico City and CFE, Mexico’s state-owned utility, is organizing a March 29 U.S.-Mexico Smart Grid Conference in Mexico City, coinciding with the International Smart Grid Action Network’s (ISGAN’s) executive committee meeting.
The high-level business development event is designed to foster the U.S.-Mexico commercial relationship in an emerging strategic market and to enable U.S. companies to promote their technologies and to hear the latest on Mexican grid modernization from CFE, industry leaders, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and other smart grid industry associations.
Mexico’s emerging market for smart grid technologies is being driven by aggressive renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability goals aimed at raising the country’s international competitiveness.
Increased grid reliability, reduction in energy power loss, grid integration of renewables and customer service also are creating demand for smart grid technology deployment.
Although in an early stage, Mexico’s smart grid space, according to projections, will be a burgeoning multibillion-dollar market during the next decade. Hence, technologies, systems and pilot projects are being identified and evaluated, creating opportunities for U.S. smart grid technology firms to enter in the upstream decision-making process.
Panelists in the bilateral conference will: get updated on Mexico’s state of the industry, projects and future trends from top CFE officers; learn about collaboration on interoperability and cybersecurity; present technologies or services during specific panel sessions; network with government and private stakeholders, SGIP, U.S. government organizations such as NIST, the Department of Energy and ITA and international ISGAN delegates.