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CFE reports 242 of its workers died from COVID-19

Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission, the CFE, reported that 242 of its workers had died of COVID-19 as of Feb. 8. The power utility also stated...

CFE admits submitting falsified evidence after massive blackout

The CFE acknowledged Tuesday that it provided falsified evidence when explaining what caused December's widespread blackout. Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission presented a forged civil...

Power grid fails for over 10m people across Mexico

Mexico's national energy commission, the CFE, confirmed a power outage which hit 13 states including Yucatán and Quintana Roo.  “On December 28th an error occurred...

After months of resistance, Yucatan wind park moves ahead

A US$130 million wind park on the Yucatan coast will begin testing this week despite a policy from Mexico’s grid operator that would have...

CFE blames worker shortage on guestimated electric bills

Merida, Yucatan — A worker shortage connected to the coronavirus lockdown led the CFE to issue electric bills without tracking actual power usage by reading...

CFE bills spike wildly, even for closed-down offices and simple homes

The Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, admitted that it overbilled customers in Yucatan because they based charges on estimates and not real meter readings. The...

Nursing home ‘drowning’ in electric bills since lockdown

A Cholul nursing home has been hit with a 30,000-peso electric bill and is asking for the public's help to pay it. Hogar de Anciano...

CFE agrees to shelve high-consumption rates during coronavirus shutdown

Good news for those of us stuck inside and using the air conditioner a little more than we normally would. High-consumption households normally get charged...

Big cut in electric rates coming to Yucatan, says CFE chief

Electricity rates will fall 30% in Baja California and Yucatan, said the director of the Federal Electricity Commission, Manuel Bartlett Díaz. The savings for both...

New power plant moves forward as CFE promises natural gas in...

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) will bring natural gas to the Yucatan Peninsula in the next 12 months to generate electricity and avoid electrical...

Made in the shade: Awnings pay off in numerous ways

As it gets hotter and more humid here in Mexico, we get more requests for solutions that help keep things cooler.

CFE admits overcharging customers by 142 million pesos

The Federal Electricity Commission, Mexicos's CFE, received 223,000 complaints from customers who said they were overcharged between 2011 and 2018. But only 55% of those...

CFE confirms new power plant in Yucatan

Merida, Yucatan — After continuing problems with the power grid and a surprise promise from the president, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) confirmed that...

Solution to Yucatan’s natural gas shortage remains unclear

Authorities this week are seeking to quell concerns of impending blackouts in Yucatan because of fuel scarcity.

State of emergency called off, power goes out anyway

Cenace issues a followup statement saying the state of operational emergency had "no foundation."

Mexico’s electric grid operator declares emergency in Yucatan

Mexico's electric grid operator, Cenace, is preparing for potential supply rationing, brownouts or even blackouts on the Yucatan Peninsula this summer as the region's...

Save money and be safe with modern window tinting

As we approach the hottest part of the year, it's time to think about how the intense and direct rays of the sun negatively impacts us.

Residents block CFE truck, force worker to restore neighborhood’s power

Brownouts and blackouts are overwhelming Mexico's electric utility, and customers are losing patience.

CFE substation fire, blown transformer, blamed for 2 blackouts in Merida

A fire and an explosion caused two separate blackouts in Merida on Friday.

Blackouts in Yucatan are seen as suspicious

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that power outages on the Yucatan Peninsula could be due more than just an accidental fire.

Blackouts expected to continue in Yucatan and throughout Mexico

The Yucatan Peninsula and other areas of the country will likely continue to suffer "major blackouts" the rest of the year.

Power back after lights go out from Gulf to Cozumel

A power failure hitting all three of the Yucatan Peninsula's states was the most widespread outage in recent memory, making national headlines.

Massive blackout throughout Yucatan caused by fire in Campeche power station

Friday's brief but sweeping blackout was caused by a fire at a CFE station in Campeche.

CFE is most common name on consumer protection agency’s complaint list

Merida, Yucatan — The Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, keeps the consumer complaints bureau busy more than any other organization. Profeco, the federal consumer...