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PEPS Mexico has procured $US 11 in energy efficiency products

42 local governments in Mexico have been engaged in the PEPS Project, which stands for Promoting an Energy Efficient Public Sector. The objective of the Project is to help local governments in the implementation of procurement policies of energy efficiency products that will result in stimulating the market for these products.   A joint effort by ICLEI, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USAID, CONAE, FIDE and SENER, the Project has been underway since 2004.  In 2007, it is expected that the national government of Mexico will adopt the program as an official, national policy.  The PEPS Project offers participating local governments methodology and tools, a participatory format through working groups, training onsite to all procurement officials and elected authorities, technical assistance, and workshops. The PEPS Project in Mexico has achieved the following:
  • More than 5,000 municipal officials trained
  • Engaged with 42 cities, which represent 31 million people
  • Procurement of $US 11 million dollars in energy efficiency products
  • Total energy savings of 15.5 GWh of electricity, 100,000 litres of fuel and 11,000 tons of eCO2
  • Total economic savings of $US 2 million.
  For more information on the PEPS Project in Mexico, please visit www.conae.gob.mx/wb/CONAE/Programa_PEPS_ICLEI, or contact the Director of ICLEI’s Mexico Office, Mr. Edgar Villaseñor, at edgar.villasenor@iclei.org.