UC Davis received three awards from Mexico’s Ministry of Energy and its National Council for Science Technology to work in partnership with Mexican research institutions on energy efficiency projects. These projects will help grow capacity in Mexico to meet ambitious clean energy goals.

Award ceremony held at Casa de California in Mexico City

  • Project 1: UC Davis will work with the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG) to establish a sister Lighting Technology Center for the development of demonstration projects of new lighting systems to improve energy efficiency.
  • Project 2: UC Davis will work with Tec de Monterrey (ITESM) to develop a consortium for demonstrations of energy efficiency in non-residential buildings.
  • Project 3: UC Davis will work with the Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE) on the analysis of improvements in energy efficiency and energy conservation in the non-residential electrical sector.

Joint research projects will increase collaboration on energy efficiency and economic development and will help reinforce the strong partnerships the UC System has developed with Mexico’s Ministry of Energy and Mexican academic institutions in the areas of clean energy and energy efficiency.