Mexico City, August 28, 2014 – USAID/Mexico’s Economic Growth and Environment Program Director Geoffrey Minott, joined Mexico City’s Health Minister, José Armando Ahued Ortega, and General Director of Planning and Public Policies of Environmental Ministry, César Ocaña Romo, to mark the delivery of a new solar water heating system at “La Villa” children’s hospital. The new system is part of an effort to promote the use of clean energy and energy efficiency technologies, supported through technical support provided by USAID’s Mexico Low Emissions Development (MLED) program.

This solar project will reduce the consumption of 10900 liters of diesel a year, which represent a total mitigation of 16.5 tons of CO2e in such period; and arises as one of the opportunities identified in an energy audit performed at Pediatric Hospital La Villa, resulting in the decision to install a solar system to meet 35% of the hospital’s water heating requirements. MLED carried out a bidding process for this system and selected the company Modulo Solar S.A de C.V. for the supply, installation and commissioning of the solar water heating system.

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