Cancun, Q.R. – The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) recorded over 13,000 new service users in Cancun already this year and are expecting even higher number into next year.
CFE superintendent of the north region, Gerardo Castañeda Adame, says that the company had projected an increase of about 8,000 new service users, but figures exceeded their expectations. Statistical growth patterns for city of Cancun for 2015 were between 5 and 6 percent, however for next year, projections are 10 percent.
In 2016, CFE expects their current number of service users to increase by an additional 20,000. The growth rate is due to the continual demand for new housing as well as construction of new hotels and condominiums.
The superintendent explained that since new housing developments began arriving, the demand for electricity rose from 20 to 25 then 30 to 35 megawatts per hour.
“We continue working on the issue of strengthening the lines to have a greater flow of electricity,” said Castañeda Adame.
Castaneda Adame reported that the work carried out in Puerto Juarez and in the substations in Region 91, resulted in improved lines to provide better service to the new subdivisions as well as locals.
“We hope that these expansions and upgrades of substations we have in different parts of the city are completed for the first quarter of next year,” Castaneda said Adame.
The new 400,000 high-voltage station built in the Riviera Maya is intended to also help supply Cancun. The station was designed to meet growth requirements for the next 15 years.