18 Official Standards on Energy Efficiency
Policy measure

Mexico has, according to ECLAC (2010), 18 official standards on energy efficiency which are supervised by the National Commission for Efficient Energy Use (CONUEE). This is one of the main efforts of the organization to achieve energy efficiency.  


No identified implementation measures.

No identified challenges.

According to ECLAC (2010) records, 66,039 thousand BOEs were saved from 2001 to 2006, as well as 16,314 thousand BOEs as a result of the standards. This is a very high number compared with the total savings from CONUEE activities of 94,184 thousand BOE. This amounts to a total saving of 9,870 thousand pesos which again is a very high share of the total 12,635 thousand pesos saved on account of CONUEE activities. Further key activities carried out by the organization to increase energy efficiency primarily consisted of public versus private industry and transportation. Out of these energy saving efforts, the most productive outcome was the saving of 1,894 thousands pesos worth of energy in the public industry sector (ECLAC, 2010).

CONUEE calculated the amount of overall savings into three tangible comparisons. The capacity saved is equivalent to more than two times the capacity of the Laguna Verde Nuclear Plant; the combined decrease in electricity demand was equivalent to 7 percent of total sales of electricity in the National Electricity System; 50 million BOEs or the equivalent of more than 15 days of national production was saved (ECLAC, 2010).


ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), 2010. Energy efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean: situation and outlook. Chile: Santiago.