Description/achievement of initiative
We continue our pursuit of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.
This commitment will be released through official publications such as Sustainability Reports and Annual Reports.
An important step forward was made with the contract for wind energy signed with the Bii Nee Stipa wind park in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is expected that this facility will provide 100 million KW/hr per year, thus avoiding the emission of 50,000 metric tons of CO2 annually. On April 1, 2010, the Bii Nee Stipa wind park started up operations and is currently supplying renewable energy for Coca-Cola FEMSA's operations in Mexico. We continuously invest in research for developing renewable energy use, and we are currently testing the application of solar energy for our coolers. Today, Imbera's offices in Querétaro supply part of their energy needs with solar energy. Also, FEMSA has signed power purchase agreements for additional wind energy supply from a wind farm currently being developed by the Macquarie Mexico Infrastructure Fund, PGGM and Mitsubishi. This wind farm, one of the largest single-stage wind farms in Latin America with an installed capacity of 396 megawatts, will generate 1,632 GWh/year of electrical energy and help reduce emissions by about 825,707 metric tons of CO2 a year. This wind farm will reduce emissions equivalent to taking 161,903 cars off the road for a year.