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Energy efficiency in the industrial sector: development of a roadmap

Energy efficiency in the industrial sector: development of a roadmap




1 August, 2017 to 28 February, 2018




Latin America


The Energy Transition Law of Mexico has been in force since December 2015. It establishes a set of actions on energy efficiency (EE) that have to be implemented by the government. In particular, the Law indicates that Conuee (Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía) is responsible for the definition of country targets on energy efficiency (EE) and the development of a roadmap to reach these targets.

Conuee has already carried out an analysis of previous energy efficiency programmes in Mexico and has defined guidelines for the development of a roadmap. Nevertheless, Mexico lacks the necessary experience in defining concrete targets, incentives and regulations for energy efficiency, and in setting up monitoring and evaluation systems.

Wihtin this project, the EUEI PDF supports Conuee in developing a roadmap on energy efficiency in the industrial sector. The EUEI PDF will proceed in three phases to strengthen the framework conditions for increased energy efficiency in Mexico:

  • During phase 1, a roadmap for energy efficiency in the industrial sector will be developed, including a detailed sector analysis, appropriate targets and measures.
  • During phase 2, the EUEI PDF will support in defining relevant instruments for the efficient promotion of energy efficiency as well as monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • During phase 3, the EUEI PDF will provide technical capacity building support. Best practice guidelines for energy efficiency policies as well as modelling training for energy efficiency software will ensure effective implementation of the roadmap and the achievement of Mexico’s energy efficiency targets.

The roadmap on energy efficiency is a key element to achieve Mexico’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which aim to reduce emissions on 22% by 2030, with the industrial sector alone expected to achieve 5% of reduction. The project will contribute directly to Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 9 (sustainable industrialisation), 13 (climate change), as well as 7 (sustainable energy) by reducing energy consumption. It will indirectly support SDG5 on gender equality as well as SDG8 on economic growth by improving industry competitiveness, mainly of SMEs.