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CFE hoping for approved MIA for two Riviera Maya projects

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) is hoping to obtain permits after submitting an Environmental Impact Statement (MIA) to the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).

The CFE is looking to start two projects that would see the installation of energy transmission lines to meet the region’s growing electrical supply demand.

According to the CFE’s publication in the Ecological Gazette, the projects consist of two electrical energy transmission lines, one from Benito Juárez (Cancun) to Puerto Morelos and the other from Puerto Morelos to Solidaridad (Riviera Maya).

In accordance with project 23QR2023E0023 which corresponds to the Cancun to Puerto Morelos line, the “LT Kantenah junction Dzitnup-Riviera Maya” project would consist of a 42.7 kilometer transmission line with a cost of just over 335.3 million pesos.

The second project, 23QR2023E0025, “LT Leona Vicario Entq. Dzitnup-Riviera Maya”, would consist of the construction of a substation in Paamul for an approximate cost of 148.2 million pesos.

The intention is to “cover the demand for electrical energy distribution in the expansion in the Southeast Region,” the document details. Between the two projects, the CFE is hoping to reduce the current power lag across the state due to population growth, as well as to contribute power for Maya Train sections 4, 5 and 6.

Project costs also include the construction of access roads from the federal highway.