We are delighted to bring you the September edition of the World Energy Focus, the monthly e-magazine of the World Energy Council.

This September edition comes right before an important series of events that will put Mexico’s energy reform and the North American energy dialogue in the spotlight during the “Dialogues for the Future of Energy Mexico 2017” week (DEMEX). The World Energy Council, its network and partners are gathering approximately 100 Ministers, CEOs and energy experts from across the world to drive change and deepen understanding of the grand energy transition holding three major events: the World Energy Leaders’ Summit, the North American Regional Forum and the Empowering Energy workshop.

Ahead of his participation to these dialogues, Jaime Hernandez, CEO of the Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) who is also the new president of the World Energy Council’s Mexico chapter, speaks to World Energy Focus and outlines the impact and opportunities of this ambitious reform and what it means for its country and the region.

In this September edition, our feature article looks at the innovative case study of how Energy storage is gaining momentum “down under”. Considered a critical technology to the effective deployment of intermittent renewable energy, the government of the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) is undertaking the second-largest roll-out of household batteries in the world (after Germany), through a programme specifically aimed at boosting energy storage capacity.

Mozambique is our Country Focus: with a large portion of the population still not connected to the electricity grid, Mozambique is seizing the opportunity to diversify its mix through new investments in gas but also with a strategy to maximise its hydropower and renewables potential, aiming for 55% of renewables in the power generation mix by 2030.

This 37th edition also brings a roundup of news and innovation stories from around the world impacting the energy sector. Learn more about the 6.1GW of new wind energy capacity installed in the first half of 2017 that puts Europe on track for a “wind power bumper year”. Read about how Sri Lanka aims for 100% electricity from renewables by 2050; why the energy transition is increasing demand for minerals with battery minerals such as aluminium, cobalt or iron demand skyrocketing; the aviation dilemma of developing sustainable fuel alternatives despite low oil prices and more.

Finally, see the guide to forthcoming World Energy Council events around the world, and remember to register to the exciting week of Executive Assembly events in Lisbon in October.

Download the September 2017 issue of World Energy Focus here

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