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CFE grants tariff reduction, but only for certain municipalities

Cancun, Q.R. — A recent request to the Federal Electricity Commission to reduce the cost of electricity has been granted, but not for all municipalities.

The announcement for tariff modification for electricity was granted only for the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. The tariff reduction was in response to the efforts made by political PAN deputies Eugenia Solís Salzar and Jesús Zetina Tejero, who petitioned for the change.

“This is very good news for the thousands of families in these three municipalities. With this change, it will move from 1C to 1D, which means they will now have 1000 kWh / month, instead of the 850 kWh / month they applied so far.

“It is also a great satisfaction for me and my partner, Jesus Zetina Tejero who, after months of knocking on CFE doors and carrying out studies that justified the change of tariff, submitting the petition and passing the bill has materialized into benefit,” added Eugenia Solis.

Deputy Jesus Zetina said that these modifications will translate into savings of up to 20 percent in the payment of the light bill for the municipalities of Benito Juarez, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel.

It was mentioned that the same management work will be carried out for the rest of the municipalities of the State of Quintana Roo, so that this benefit reaches all municipalities that meet the requirements requested by the Federal Electricity Commission. For now however, residents of Riviera Maya will continue paying the electricity increases imposed at the beginning of the year.

In January, rates for the industrial sector rose between 3.7 and 4.5 percent compared to December 2016. Commercial rates increased between 2.6 and 3.5 percent, while tariffs for high consumption domestic (tariff DAC) had a marginal increase of 2.6 percent. Normal domestic CFE users were not affected by the rate increase.

CFE says that nearly 99 percent of households in Mexico are in this tariff, which is equivalent to about 35.5 million customers. CFE lists their current tariff rates for residential homes.

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