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Citizens of Yucatan, Q. Roo and Veracruz reported that their electricity bills increased to more than

PHOTO: MOISÉS PABLO / CUARTOSCURO
PHOTO: MOISÉS PABLO / CUARTOSCURO

In full confinement it would be logical to think that more energy is used in homes by spending more time in them, however social networks have been flooded with claims for charging more than double, sometimes without being at home.

Given this, the Federal Electricity Commission informed through a statement that it is supervising the cases that have come due to complaints to the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco) and he recognized "errors in his reading."

In the case of Yucatan There were so many claims that the electricity bill reached three times what they used to pay that even the governor had to intervene.

Before the dissatisfaction of numerous Yucatecan citizens whose electricity bills registered high costs this two-month period, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal asked the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for a reduction in tariffs and exhorted them to avoid an increase in them.

The comment of a Facebook user explaining that although she was not at home, still the receipt more expensive than usual Photo: Facebook
The comment of a Facebook user explaining that although she was not at home, still the receipt more expensive than usual Photo: Facebook

In a letter addressed to José Antonio Aguirre Leyva, head of the Peninsular Commercial Division, the president explained that the pandemic has generated an economic paralysis with great repercussions of a global nature, all governments having to put in place extreme preventive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"We have been receiving various concerns from our citizens that their electric energy bills are coming at very high costs, finding themselves in trouble to be able to pay them, ”he said.

Before this panorama, Vila Dosal asked the company to implement actions to reduce electricity rates that apply in Yucatan, avoid possible increases and establish support options that favor the Yucatecan economy during the health emergency.

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"Similarly, I request your support to put some means of contact at the service of the Yucatecans, be it by phone; website or whatever they consider necessary to clarify all those doubts that the population can have regarding their consumption of electrical energy ”, he added.

The Governor of Quintana Roo also sent a complaint

Carlos Joaquín González, Governor of Quintana Roo, officially requested the director of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Manuel Bartlett Díaz, review the complaints of some Quintana Roo residents for overcharging their rates.

The head of the State Executive, forwarded his request by letter 057/2020, in which he asks to clarify how many errors have occurred in the rates.

"I have been informed of the arrival of CFE household receipts with very high costs. Some users have gone to the offices of the Commission and the alleged errors have been clarified, going from more than 40,000 pesos to less than 2,000, that is, 38,000 pesos of error.

"I request the CFE to review how many errors there are in the electric power receipts of Quintana Roo, and to resolve this situation that puts our population in a vulnerable situation. at a time of many problems due to the contingency of COVID-19; All the populations of the State have been affected by this situation. "

In Veracruz it increased to 50% or more

In the case of Veracruz and Boca del Río they reported an increase of 30 to 50% in billing of receipts for the last two months of the year, even though they have chosen to implement saving measures.

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Veracruz is ranked as the second state with the highest electricity generation in the country, in order to reclassify it to rate 1F, instead of 1C, as it is today.

The 1F domestic rate is for places that have a minimum average summer temperature of 33 ° C, such as Veracruz port, Coatzacoalcos and Minatitlán. In those cases, the charge per kilowatt in excess consumption is 2,879 pesos, with data as of last July.

Until 2017, the CFE was the one that defined the tariffs, but with the energy reform that power passed to the Energy Regulatory Commission. Since then, industry fees have skyrocketed.

Compared to Apodaca, Nuevo León, Veracruz entrepreneurs pay 84.4% more, derived from the Low Voltage High Demand Rate (GDBT) the first state pays per kilowatt 264.12 pesos, while the second 487.26.

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