CFE will invest US$24 million in Aguascalientes

CFE will invest US$24 million in Aguascalientes

AGUASCALIENTES – In a meeting with the Aguascalientes State Business Council (CEEA), the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) assured that the electricity supply is guaranteed in the state, and this year and next year alone, an investment of US$24 million in electricity infrastructure is planned.

The investment will be focused on areas with less power, which will be equipped with substations, transmission lines, capacitor banks and high voltage lines.

In the meantime, there is sufficient load capacity in the State, but investment in new infrastructure will continue.

It was explained that in view of the expected arrival of new investments in the State, the CFE has feasibility studies to grant the required load capacity, as explained.

It was also agreed to maintain a direct line of communication between the members of the CEEA and the CFE for the timely attention of any report of power supply failure.

During the meeting attended by the members of the Council headed by Antonio Robledo Sánchez and the CFE Superintendent, José Francisco Medina Lucio, it was informed that in Aguascalientes there are more than 600,000 users of the electric energy service; 90 percent are domestic users and the rest are industrial users.

The businessmen were also informed of the willingness to attend to supply failures, 90 percent of which are attributed to road accidents -crashes against poles and transformers- especially on weekends.

For their part, the businessmen expressed the importance of attending to the failures in a timely manner, since every minute that a blackout lasts generates a great economic impact on the production lines.