Tuesday, September 26, 2023

CFE has allocated 151.65 million pesos to strengthen the electricity infrastructure in the state of Baja California this year

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has scheduled an investment of 151.65 million pesos (mdp) for 2023 in the state of Baja California, with the objective of strengthening the electrical infrastructure and optimizing maintenance work, for the benefit of 1.37 million users.

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) is in charge of determining the final electricity bills for domestic service users and some of them correspond to what is determined by the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), in accordance with article 31 Law Organic Law of the Federal Public Innovation, and article 139 of the General Law of the Electrical Industry (LIE).

In addition, regarding the agreement in which the final rates are allowed, published in the Official Gazette of the Federation, DOF 11/30/2017 and the agreement that allows the SHCP to establish the mechanism for setting the final electricity rates in basic supplies. , published in the same edition of DOF.

It should be mentioned that, in domestic rates, the monthly adjustment factor authorized by the Ministry of Finance is applied, which, at the end of the year, should be lower than the annual inflation.

The increases made in the billings are a result, in most cases, of the increase in kWh consumption. The above, obtained from the necessary use of ventilation devices due to the high temperature of the region.

Currently, CFE maintains a specific subsidy agreement to support the domestic rate of the Government of the State of Baja California, which benefits the 382,701 domestic users of the entity, where the rate is applied. 1F in the season from May to October.

The Baja California Commercial Division has 44 Customer Service Centers and a 071 line to provide consistent attention to our customers.

In the entity, approximately 908,353 receipts are issued every month for electricity consumption in the domestic sector, while the complaints received until August 2023 amounted to 251, representing less than 0.001%.

In addition, customers who pay their bills on time can get the benefit of deferred payments on their CFE consumption for three months without interest, which can be requested directly at our Customer Service Centers.


Regarding the electrical infrastructure of the state of Baja California, CFE serves more than one million users, through 12 generation plants and 119 power transformers located in 70 substations, each with 12,689 users through a power transformer.

The entity also has more than 87,187 distribution transformers, each serving 17 clients. There are also 167 transmission lines, 12,286 kilometers of medium and low voltage electrical network in 493 medium voltage circuits, serving 3,081 users per circuit.

With all this infrastructure, CFE has enough capacity to meet the energy demand permanently, especially during the summer, when consumption increases. Thus, the total distribution network of the state has a transformation capacity of 4,760 MVA, that is, there is a utilization factor of 74% and an availability of 26%, enough to meet the growing demand of, so at least in the next five years.


As in any other part of the world, the electricity system is prone to interruptions, some due to the daily operation of the infrastructure and others outside, such as meteorological phenomena, acts of vandalism, interference of falling tree branches on lines and car accidents, among the most frequent incidents.

Until now in 2023 in the state of Baja California there will be some interruptions in the electricity supply due to various reasons, of which the following are the main ones:

  • Storm with rain and strong winds in Zona Mexicali and San Luis, July 31. (98% of users restored in the first 24 hours).
  • Strong winds, August 1 in Zona Mexicali and San Luis. (96% restored in 16 hours).
  • Hurricane Hilary, in Ensenada, Tijuana, Mexicali and San Luis Zones on August 19, 20 and 21.
  • Strong winds and typhoons in Zona Mexicali and San Luis, September 1. (Power supply was restored to normal within 24 hours).

It should be noted that the CFE has reduced the average duration of supply disruptions by 15% since July 2023, compared to the same period in 2020. It has also reduced the average frequency of disruptions by 10% since July 2023, compared to same time. time. during 2020.

This was achieved due to various investment and maintenance programs in the general distribution networks, such as: the replacement of insulation and lightning arresters; the removal of foreign objects in the lines and the pruning of trees.

The company has a strategic plan for emergency response and, thanks to it, actions are taken in all its operational processes to deal with possible damage to the electrical infrastructure, before, during and after transmission in a natural phenomenon.

For the Federal Electricity Commission, it is a priority to fulfill the social commitment to bring electricity to all Mexicans, to ensure the development of the country and the quality of life of families.

For any report, doubt or clarification, the aforementioned channels of communication, the telephone number 071, as well as our Customer Service Centers, are available.

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