Mexico’s Integrated Energy Services Project

Last updated: 21 August 2023

Mexico extended electricity coverage to Indigenous rural parts of the country by installing renewable energy facilities through the Integrated Energy Services Project, which was co-financed by the World Bank and the Mexican government. Many Indigenous communities in Mexico live in remote and isolated locations, where access to basic services and infrastructure are not ensured. From 2012 to 2016, this project allowed 2 235 homes in 40 communities to benefit from electricity access, as a result of the installation of 2 357 kW of centralised solar farms, equivalent to around 139 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided each year. In addition, the provision of electricity improved the quality of life of residents as it allowed communities to power other public services such as education, communications and health infrastructure, public lighting and water pumping. 

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