June 25, 2018
Recently, Caterpillar became the first multinational company in northern Mexico to produce and consume our own energy under the new Mexican Electricity Industry Law.
Over the past three years, Caterpillar facilities in Monterrey and Torreón have generated their own electricity. The Caterpillar Mexico Energy Centers (CECM) each have a 14.75 MW generation capacity, with the objective of using low-cost and best-quality electricity, especially during peak periods. Now, the CECM in Monterrey provides the Santa Catarina Campus in Nuevo Leon with 100 percent of its electricity needs during peak hours.
"Without a doubt, this is an important achievement for the company as both projects reinforce Caterpillar’s commitment to sustainability through reduction of polluting emissions into the atmosphere,” said Luis A. Cantu, Advanced Components Manufacturing (ACM) Mexico energy operations project manager. “I’m proud of the collaboration between our multiple facility teams and how they have made it possible to achieve and maintain this sustainable advantage."
Within five minutes, the CECM can produce enough electricity to run a house for a month.
The CECM in Monterrey provides the Santa Catarina Campus in Nuevo Leon with 100 percent of its electricity needs during peak hours.
The construction of the project was completed by Caterpillar engineers using Cat® Generators XQ1475G.