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Federal Deputy argues for state-inclusive CFE summer subsidy

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — In a meeting with CFE executives Wednesday, Federal Deputy Anahí González argued points of ongoing blackouts and an entire state inclusion in the CFE summer subsidy program.

González met with the CFE to review criteria and requirements to be able to include the entire state of Quintana Roo in the summer electricity subsidy program that currently only includes Cancun and Chetumal.

The Federal Deputy met with the Federal Electricity Commission directors where she also discussed the issue of continuous blackouts in the town of Xcalak.

The meeting was held at the CFE corporate offices with executives and mediation of Erica Bombela, Institutional Relations Manager. González listened arguments in relation to how the regional subsidy program is determined, which is through the reading of average monthly temperatures reported by CONAGUA.

“The registry is processed by the CFE to determine which population the summer rate subsidy applies and the measurement is validated in a range of three to five years in which the annual average is 31 degrees,” she explained.

González says she is planning to meet with CONAGUA to get them to change the criteria. She says she will also request the amount and locations of the weather stations across the state as well as their models since it can be inferred that it is anachronistic equipment scattered in the territory for at least 10 years.

“Their data serve as a reference for the CFE to determine that most of the populations in the south of Quintana Roo do not meet the annual average of 31° Celsius, when the heat that residents have to endure is evident,” she said.

She said that during these hot months, people require “more energy for their refrigerators, fans or air conditioners that puts pressure on the family economy.”

González also said that the CFE has agreed to evaluate the problem of ongoing blackouts in the southern region and provide her with their findings in 10 days.