Bison recovery program

Project name:

Bison Recovery Program

Project location: 

Mexico 

Sub-focus area: 

Biodiversity

AES México implemented a comprehensive reintroduction program of the American bison into their former habitat in Mexico where they are in danger of extinction. The program consists of creating a pure-breed conservation herd in the country, which will help to restore the ecological balance in this habitat bordering Mexico and the United States.

Impact:

The program began in 2020 with 19 American bison and the herd has grown 50% in less than one year

Partners:

The Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (FMCN), the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) through the General Wildlife Direction, and the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP)

EnerLab

Project name:

EnerLab

Project location: 

Mexico

Sub-focus area: 

Rural electrification

AES México partnered with a local university to implement EnerLab, a social energy challenge that tasked students to solve a problem in our communities using renewable energy solutions. The program merges theoretical-practical training for college students to design, build, and implement a solution in the community. In the first edition, over 30 students participated in the training to provide reliable electrical power to a rural school in Tamaulipas, México through the development of a small-scale windmill paired with energy storage.

Impact:

30 university students designed a solution for a local school with 100 children  

Partners:

Vestas