On 8-15 November, ICSHP staff warmly welcomed a Mexican delegation on its visit to China. The purpose of the visit was to establish communication with providers of goods and services for hydropower projects, and to identify cooperation opportunities for the promotion of SHP development in Mexico. The delegation included Mr. Jose Bautista, an engineer for Mexico’s state-operated Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), and Mr. Armando Trelles with the hydropower consultancy HIDROTEC.
The range of program activities began with meetings and discussions at ICSHP Headquarters. In meetings with ICSHP staff, small hydro power (SHP) development in Mexico was discussed, as well as available resources in China for its promotion. Mr. Bautista presented on the current status of hydropower in Mexico. In addition, it was noted that recent legal changes to Mexico’s electricity sector are expected to further advance SHP development in the country.
The tour was followed with site visits to ICSHP’s Jinhua Manufacturing Base, Hangzhou Satint Cordiality Company and Tonglu Fuchun Power Equipment Co. Ltd , where the delegates toured the manufacturing facilities and gained in-insight of the procedures and standards applied on-site. The trip ended with a visit to the local plants, Xuanpingxi SHP Plant (2×3200KW), Dongkou SHP Plant (1×630KW) and Baishayi SHP Plant (2×320kW). Following this visit ICSHP looks forward to increased involvement supporting SHP activities in the Latin America and Caribbean region in the future.