Siemens Energy announces the implementation of 1 megawatt of power generation through solar panels in Mexico.

Following Siemens Energy’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions globally, the company has announced that its plants in Querétaro and Guanajuato will begin generating electricity from solar photovoltaic energy. This initiative marks a significant step forward in its commitment to carbon neutrality.

During an event held at Siemens Energy’s plant in El Marqués, Querétaro, Javier Pastorino, General Manager for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, emphasized that the company’s goal is to achieve carbon neutrality in all its operations by 2030. In line with this goal, the electricity consumption of both plants will be completely covered by renewable sources, complemented by the acquisition of Clean Energy Certificates (CEL’s) for any additional consumption.

“By using electricity from renewable sources, our plants become 100% carbon neutral facilities,” the executive explained during his speech. He also shared Siemens Energy’s vision of the energy transition, which focuses on three pillars: energy efficiency, transmission and deep decarbonization.

In the first phase, the company aims to leverage its resources and the technology currently available in the market. “To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, emissions need to be reduced by 43% by 2030. The use of transition technologies, such as combined cycles, can help to far exceed this goal,” the executive pointed out.

In addition, the executive stressed that “There can be no transition without adequate transmission infrastructure”, which implies improving the development of the infrastructure available in the country to bring renewable energy to consumption centers. Finally, deep decarbonization implies the use of new technologies, such as green hydrogen. In this regard, he revealed that the company’s objective is to advance with this technology in the medium term until it becomes predominant in the market.

Regarding the development of hydrogen and energy transmission, Javier Pastorino stated that Mexico has great potential due to its renewable energy resources and infrastructure, such as ports, to export products derived from this technology. “We seek to have responsible operations, with a social commitment and respect for human rights, the environment and natural resources,” he said.

To date, Siemens Energy is involved in four combined cycle projects of the Federal Electricity Commission: Tuxpan, El Sauz, González Ortega and San Luis Río Colorado. In this sense, the company participates as a supplier of integral solutions, contributing 28% of CFE’s installed capacity in Mexico.

Siemens Energy’s presence in Mexico is also reflected in its 50% participation in the transmission network, more than 1,200 km of compressors in the gas compression networks, 3,000 MW installed in the national territory, and three factories in the Bajío region: high voltage switchgear in El Marqués and two transformer production plants in Guanajuato.

During his speech, Marco del Prete, Secretary of Sustainable Development of Querétaro, emphasized the collaboration of Siemens Energy in accordance with the public policy promoted by the state authorities. “The mission of the Secretariat is to promote economic development through projects such as this one. Today, global companies that adopt ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) policies recognize the importance of environmental protection, which complements the Secretariat’s efforts.”

In addition, the official highlighted the State Seal in Low Carbon Emissions initiative, unique at the national level, driven by a tax on carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. “The funds generated go directly to the preservation and care of the forests of the Sierra Gorda de Querétaro. It is an economic benefit that goes hand in hand with environmental protection, and Siemens is one of the pioneers in adopting it,” he concluded.