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Swedish solutions towards a sustainable and smart energy sector

Efficient and green energy is an important issue for the future, not least in Mexico. Business Sweden and the Swedish Embassy to Mexico arranged a seminar to discuss how to continue the transformation of the energy sector in Mexico to make it even more sustainable and smart

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Swedish company ABB participated and presented their HVDC-technology, which so far is installed in 20 places around the world; Mexico could be the first country to have it in Latin America.

The Swedish ambassador to Mexico, Annika Thunborg, opened the seminar by underlining the importance of cooperation to achieve a more sustainable and smarter society. Sweden has shown a strong commitment to working closely with Mexican entities and industries to meet its goal of achieving 35% of the electricity generated by clean energy in 2024. This is a collaboration we wish to continue and strengthen, said the ambassador.

The around 30 representatives from the Mexican public and private energy sector participating in the seminar listened with great interest, not least to Peter Lundberg, the Swedish HVDC-expert that ABB had brought to Mexico to present their solution. Lundberg spoke about the use of HVDC technologies as an efficient way to meet the challenges of the Mexican energy transition.

Following the ABB presentation, Volvo Buses´ Jorge Suarez presented solutions for electro-mobility and the future of public transport, and Ericsson´s Manuel Josue Sanchez shared the company´s knowledge on systems for efficient and sustainable urban operations.

It was no coincidence that these three companies presented their solutions in conjunction, as together they have formed the SweMex-Alliance. It is the name of a newly started strategic cooperation between Ericsson, ABB, Volvo Buses and Axis Communications, initiated and coordinated by Business Sweden. The aim is to push forward the development within intelligent urbanization through integrated turnkey solutions. The SweMex-Alliance was presented during the seminar.

After the seminar, the participants had the opportunity to network at the ambassador´s residence. Because, as the ambassador said in her opening words, building new relationships and collaborating is of utter importance when we try to meet the challenges of the future. If we work together, we can ensure an evolvement towards a more sustainable and intelligent energy sector.

07 September 2017