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Quintana Roo government preparing CFE damage report

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The government of Quintana Roo is preparing an account of the damages caused by blackouts in various areas of the state. The completed report will be submitted to the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa said the report is being prepared in agreement with the CFE after a meeting with CFE head Manuel Bartlett Díaz.

“The day before yesterday I spoke with the head of the CFE. I am writing a letter about the situation that we have experienced in Quintana Roo, in each of the municipalities, experienced by citizens who contacted us,” she said.

She said the report will be delivered immediately since stable electricity is essential.

The report will also include an outline of damages, which, according to some business groups, has exceeded 500 million peso between lost business and ruined appliances.

“It is essential not only for the tourism industry, which is fundamental, but for the well-being of all Quintana Roo residents,” she added.

Last week during the inauguration of a new Cancun preschool, Lezama said they experienced a power blackout for a few minutes during the official opening.

Various regions of Quintana Roo have been experiencing cuts in the electricity for nearly a month. While some power cuts are short-lived, others have lasted for hours. The instability is being blamed on the heat.

The hot temperatures have increased a demand in electricity that CFE infrastructure cannot withstand. To date, the CFE has not made a public statement offering a reason for the ongoing failures around the state.