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García Ginerés neighbors again block street to protest blackouts

Two months after residents in a García Ginerés neighborhood thought they had seen an end to persistent blackouts, in came Tuesday's violent storm. And...

CFE worker recovering from blast that caused Yucatán Peninsula blackout

A 42-year-old CFE worker is recovering from serious injuries after an explosion that left as many as 1.3 million customers without power. Carlos "Sal"...

Massive power outage hits the Yucatán Peninsula

At approximately 8:30 AM reports began to come in across social media regarding massive power outages across Mérida.

Renewable energy is under siege in Mexico, say experts

The decision to refuse the appeal of 10 large-scale renewable energy projects across Mexico has left environmentalists and investors aghast.

Opposition bloc from Yucatán helped defeat AMLO’s energy reforms

A coalition made up of Yucatán's congressional delegation helped defeat a stinging defeat of the president's energy reforms on Sunday. The constitutional reform would have...

Never-ending blackouts drive angry Mérida residents to the street

A citizens' blockade has diverted traffic from a García Ginerés street while a major blackout approached 48 hours. An apparently overloaded transformer exploded around...

Widespread blackouts plague Mérida’s northern communities

One García Ginerés resident has had it with the CFE, which provides Mexico's electricity, except for when it doesn't. As of early this morning,...

A day of planned power outages will include Centro, Itzimná

The CFE will cut power to several areas in Yucatán while maintenance work is completed. The federal electricity commission announced the following planned outages: Mérida Centro:...

Can solar panels help save Yucatán’s ‘tienditas’?

The Yucatán small-business chamber of commerce is offering independent shop owners the opportunity to purchase solar panels through a new program.

CFE to invest billions to improve Yucatán’s energy infrastructure

The CFE announced that it will invest US$4.5 billion to build new power plants in Yucatán and Baja California.  One power plant is planned for...

Mexico to build 2 new power plants in Yucatán

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced yesterday that his government is committed to building two new power plants in Yucatán.

Power cuts planned today in areas around Altabrisa, Country Club

The electricity commission is continuing its planned power cuts while it maintains its infrastructure. This time, the CFE is cutting power to the privadas...

New power outages scheduled for Yucatán

The CFE has announced that they will be interrupting service across the Yucatán Peninsula for scheduled maintenance.

Frustrated residents protest power outage by blocking traffic

Four days after tropical storm Grace battered the Yucatán Peninsula, thousands of residents are still without electricity. 

After blackouts, CFE will build 2 new power plants in Yucatán

The CFE says that it plans to build two new power plants in Yucatán, where blackouts have bedeviled residents for years. The new plants in...

Big business in Mexico moves toward ditching dirty CFE power

Many of Mexico's biggest companies including Bimbo and Telcel say that they have begun to move away from the CFE in favor of greener...

Governor: The CFE must do more to avoid power outages

Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal called yesterday on the CFE to do more to prevent blackouts.  In a written statement, the governor said that the...

CFE not happy with the growth of solar panels in Yucatán

The CFE stands in the way of businesses wanting to connect solar panel systems to the power grid in Yucatán. At least 900 projects involving...

People in Merida’s north hit with nighttime power failures

Power outages in northern Mérida caused anger among tens of thousands of residents.  The unexpected interruption of electricity affected users in areas such as Francisco...

More CFE meters dredged from the bottom of a cenote

The CFE is investigating how another 95 of its electricity meters ended up in a cenote in Yucatán. Over 100 utility meters were dredged from...

García Ginerés residents fed-up with constant power outages

After years of unreliable service from Mexico's power utility, power outages in García Ginerés continue to frustrate residents.  A protest staged last Friday blocked traffic along...

AMLO gets his way: Thanks to new law, the CFE to...

Mexico's senate has approved a new reform to the law governing the production and distribution of electricity. The reforms are described by President Andrés Manuel...

CFE’s ‘scheduled’ power cuts hit Yucatán without warning

Mexico’s national energy commission, the CFE, confirmed Tuesday's power outages in several states. In Yucatán, outages were reported in several areas of Mérida, as well...

CFE, love it or leave it: Get ready to pay more...

The cost of electricity in Yucatán is about to rise once again. Energy sector analysts say the increase is likely to be about 3%. The price...