Mexico City, Mexico — (METERING.COM) — July 2, 2012 – Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (Comisión Reguladora de Energía, CRE) has been awarded a $405,000 grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to support the development of a regulatory framework for smart grid implementation.
Mexico plans to invest billions of dollars in this effort over the next decade to improve electricity stability and reliability, while supporting the integration of additional renewable energy resources. The USTDA technical assistance is intended to outline the key components of a regulatory framework necessary to support smart grid deployment in Mexico.
“This is a perfect example of how our two governments are working together to invest in a 21st century clean energy economy,” U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne said. “Our commitment to smart grid technology will also create opportunities to develop a highly innovative sector of the economy on both sides of the border.”
CRE has identified ESTA International, LLC (Great Falls, VA) as the U.S. contractor for the technical assistance, which will share the cost of the technical assistance program.