The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE, by its acronym in Spanish) will invest two billion pesos to strengthen the transmission network in the Yucatan Peninsula, which will ensure energy supply to 1.9 million customers in the region.

Noé Peña Silva, CFE Transmission’s general director, assured that this is an already existing infrastructure that will be adequate to avoid service interruption in the Yucatan Peninsula, so the company is already working a double line that runs from Malpaso, Chiapas, to Ticul, in Yucatan.

«The objective is to give greater reliability to the transmission network that interconnects the southeast with the peninsula and that will benefit 1.9 million customers,» said Peña Silva, who ruled out a wave of blackouts in the region.

During the weekend, the states of southeastern Mexico experienced a blackout due to faults in their electricity transmission network, an event that the Federal Electricity Commission associated with the burning of pastures in those areas.

«The objective is to double the capacity to 1,000 megawatts on this route, with an estimated investment of two billion pesos. An energy transformer, which will be ready in May, will be installed in Escárcega as the first step of transition,» he said.