MEXICO – Juan Ignacio Navarrete
"Ignacio is interested in sharing experiences in evaluation and the application of new methodologies: not only help to quantify impacts of energy efficiency policies and their potential energy savings, but also their multiple co-benefits."
Juan Ignacio Navarrete is currently Deputy General Director of Energy Efficiency Policies and Programs in the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE) of Mexico since 2013. His career in the Mexican energy sector has always been linked to the statistical analysis of energy demand and forecasting exercises for modeling the consumption and supply of energy in my country in the last 16 years.
In Conuee, Ignacio was invited to develop for the first time an area of statistics, evaluation and modeling of the impacts of the energy efficiency policies in Mexico. This challenge meant from the integration of a small team, gathering a data collection in more than 33 public and private institutions to develop a database online of energy efficiency indicators in different sectors such as macroeconomic, energy, transport, industry, comercial-services, residential and agriculture. This task produced more than 150 energy efficiency indicators and a set of online tools that allow to evaluate the progress of energy efficiency in the country since 1990.
Similarly, the work of the last 5 years involved a bilateral agreement with France, in particular with AFD, ADEME and ENERDATA. As a result of this international cooperation, we could write a national energy efficiency report in 2018 and was developed for ECLAC of the UN. This report shows the progress of energy efficiency policies in the last 20 years in Mexico.
Recently, he has been analyzing this information and using it to assess the positive impacts as co-benefits by the energy efficiency policies in the Mexican households, as policy for overcome energy poverty in Mexico.
On the other hand, those achievements in the national statistics and evaluation were sufficient and fundamental to overcome the evaluation of Mexico's accession process to the International Energy Agency, and they were was useful to develop the demand restriction program for oil products in an emergency during the same evaluation; as a result, Mexico was accepted in the accession as the 30th member.