Efficiency is increasingly the name of the game. A liberalized energy market implies the possibility of prices going down but also of sharp fluctuations that can potentially throw a company’s finances out the window. As Mexico’s industry demands more and more energy for its export-based economy in the middle of a complex international scenario of political upsets and hydrocarbons uncertainty, there has never been a better time to take a hard look at how energy is consumed and where savings can be found.
This chapter outlines the steps that large energy consumers, from manufacturers to municipalities to housing developers, are taking to save energy and reduce their environmental impact. The technological solutions being offered along the value chain are also discussed, from the turbine makers to the applications helping users monitor and control their energy usage, as well as technologies developed to transform waste such as exhaust heat into even more resources.