Mexico City (Vicente Flores) – 3.2 million blackout affects in 26 states. Until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the Federal electricity commission reported that 3.2 million users, 8 percent of its total customers, have been affected by power outages in 26 states.
The entity with the most affected users is the State of Mexico, with 670,723, a figure that corresponds to 12 percent of its total users.
Other entities with the most damage are Veracruz, with 338,969 users; Tamaulipas, with 299 thousand 47, and Nuevo León, with 240 thousand 680.
The other affected entities are: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Campeche, Mexico City, Chiapas, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tlaxcala , Yucatán and Zacatecas.
In the afternoon, Cenace reported that it would carry out scheduled cuts in 12 states of the Republic.
In a later message, he added that the cuts would be scheduled for 15 to 30 minutes to « maintain the continuity and reliability of the National Electric System. »
… And CFE says « What blackout? »
CFE assured that the interruptions to the electricity supply scheduled by the National Energy Control Center (Cenace) in the State of Mexico, Aguascalientes, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas for this night they won’t cause a massive blackout.
« These are random, rotating load outages. There is no risk of massive blackouts, » it said in a statement.
Load outages are a disconnection of the electricity supply that is carried out with the purpose of maintaining stability in the National Electric System (SEN) and avoiding a collapse.
These cuts are programmed and controlled by Cenace, but the CFE executes them in a staggered manner and in blocks so that users do not remain without electricity for long periods.
Priority services such as hospitals, clinics, water systems and supermarkets have normal electricity supply.
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