National Award for Electrical Energy Saving
Policy measure

"The Federal Electrical Commission (CFE) with the support of the Federal Government instituted [the National Award for Electrical Energy Saving] in 1991, with the aim of giving public recognition annually to those companies and institutions that have stood out for their actions in favour of the saving and efficient use of electrical power during the calendar year immediately previous to it." (Fernandez, Martinez and Osnaya, 2003)

Implementation
No identified implementation measures.
Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes

In 2011, the Landis+Gyr's Reynosa facility, the leading global provider of integrated energy management products, "was awarded second place in the mid-size industry category of the [Award]. [It] was recognized for both its internal and external efforts to raise awareness of energy reduction, managing to save money and reduce consumption by over 5,000 kilowatt hours. Its internal efforts include:

  • Installation of auto turn-off switches for lighting and production equipment, along with employee awareness programs designed to further increase energy savings.
  • Improvements to facility heating and cooling systems, including roof insulation, installation of digital thermostats and using demand meters to control air conditioning units to take advantage of off-peak power periods.
  • Use of energy measurement monitors and Six Sigma's DMAIC/DFSS methods to implement "go green" projects.” (Landisgyr, 2011)
References

Fernandez, A., Martinez, J. and Osnaya, P., 2003. Mexico's Advances With Regard to Climate Change 2001-2002. National Institute of Ecology/SEMARNAT. Available at: www2.ine.gob.mx/descargas/cclimatico/avances_mexico.pdf.


Landisgyr, 2011. Landis+Gyr's Smart Meter Manufacturing Facility Named Second Place Winner. Available at: www.landisgyr.com/en/pub/media/press_releases.cfm?news_ID=7210.