Mexico City: An Innovative High Speed Race

Published on Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The fifth calendar stage for the electric championship was full of extraordinary features. And not only for the surprises on the podium.

It was also extraordinary because of the location of the Hermanos Rodriguez autodrome, at an altitude of more than two thousand meters above sea level: an interesting and unique circuit, made up of seventeen curves and straight stretches for passing.

Also for all the new technologies that we were able to appreciate, which Enel designed for the championship and for the future of energy and mobility. And for even stronger and more shared attention to the environment.

The Mexican event is one of the most important for Enel, Official Power Partner of Formula E for the second year in a row.

“We are proud to unite our strengths, once again, with the FIA Formula E team, contributing our experience in smart and eco-friendly energy technologies. The green energy revolution that we’ve undertaken, besides continuing to move forward in the field of technological innovation, has made the Mexican autodrome a model for sustainable tracks worldwide.”

– Paolo Romanacci – Enel Country Manager for Mexico and Central America

On the occasion of the electric car championship, Enel set up a microgrid with electricity produced by renewable sources through innovative glycerin generators and solar panels installed on the circuit. The heart of the grid is the Energy Management System, advanced software that allows for the optimization of consumption management and flow monitoring in real time, via tablet or smartphone. 

“All of these high-tech solutions allow for the monitoring and optimal management of energy consumption during the race, increasing its efficiency and helping make FE a key global event in sustainability.”

A nice calling card for those who, like us, believe in sustainability and in the macro-trend of e-mobility. Two drivers whose full implementation includes technological development and respect for the environment.

The Mexican E-Prix confirms Enel Green Power’s presence as promoter of sustainable development. Currently, we are the largest operator in renewable energy in Mexico, both in terms of installed capacity and plant portfolio. We manage 728 MW, of which 675 MW are from wind and 53 MW are hydroelectric. And we will continue to increase green energy production with new plants under construction: Villanueva (754 MW), soon to be opened, which is the largest photovoltaic park under construction in the Americas and the Enel’s largest solar plant worldwide and the Amistad (200 MW) wind farm, both in the state of Coahuila. These will be joined by the Don José (238 MW) photovoltaic plant in the state of Guanajuato and the 93-MW Salitrillos wind farm in the state of Tamaulipas.

The next stage for the E-Prix will be on 17 March in Punta del Este, Uruguay, followed by an unmissable event in Rome on 14 April, when Italy will open its doors to the 100% electric car championship.