You do not have light? You are not the only one. On the afternoon of this Monday, December 28, a blackout was reported in CDMX and other states of the country.
A blackout in CDMX? Chilangos have reported problems in the electricity supply in various parts of the capital.
Among the affected neighborhoods are Del Valle, Doctores, Escandón, Napoles and San Rafael, as well as different points of the Gustavo A. Madero, Iztapalapa, Álvaro Obregón, Cuauhtémoc, Coyoacán, Azcapotzalco, Venustiano Carranza and Benito Juárez municipalities.
According to the first reports, the faults have also affected areas of the State of Mexico, such as the municipalities of Nezahualcóyotl, Huixquilucan, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Ecatepec, San Juan Teotihuacán, Acolman and Texcoco.
In addition, the Metro reported that there is no service from Pantitlán to Tepalcates on Line A, due to work to review the electric power supply.
Claudia Sheinbaum, head of government of CDMX, explained that work is already underway to solve the electricity supply problem in the Valley of Mexico.
I have contacted the director of @CFEmx @ManuelBartlett informs me that they are working to resolve the electric power supply problem in the Valley of Mexico as soon as possible. He @MetroCDMX is already in coordination with @RTP_CiudadDeMex to support line 1.
– Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein) December 28, 2020
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Blackout in CDMX and other parts of the country
The National Center for Energy Control (Cenace) detailed that at 2:28 p.m. there was an “imbalance in the National Interconnected System between the load and the generation of energy, causing a loss of approximately 7,500 MW, which is why the automatic protection schemes in order to minimize a greater risk ”.
Information from the Mexican authorities establishes that this is the main electricity system in the country and geographically covers Puerto Peñasco, in Sonora, to Cozumel, in Quintana Roo.
#CENACEInforma Today, December 28 at 2:28 p.m. (Central Time) there was an imbalance in the National Interconnected System between load and power generation, causing a loss of approximately 7,500 MW
– @ CenaceMéxico (@CenaceMexico) December 28, 2020
NOTICE TO CITIZENS
They are informed that due to technical problems in the substations of #CFE there is a failure in the light supply in the region. According to what has been reported to us, it will be resolved in a few minutes.
Please share.#Texcoco #SinLuz
– Texcoco City Council (@TexcocoOficial) December 28, 2020
⚠️ IMPORTANT NOTICE ⚠️ there is a power outage in some parts of the municipality, in Edomex, CDMx and in various parts of the country. I ask you to remain calm and we are waiting for the @CFEmx clarify what happened. All of our emergency services are working. pic.twitter.com/ntN0QV2Ysz
– Enrique Vargas Del Villar (@EnriqueVargasdV) December 28, 2020
After the blackout in CDMX, the Federal Electricity Commission reported that 10.3 million users “went out of operation” due to a low frequency throughout the national territory, this due to power generation plants.
He also reported that “at 2:52 p.m. the restoration of affected users began.”
The @CFEmx informs that at 2:29 pm, 10.3 million users went out of operation due to a low frequency throughout the national territory, this due to generation power stations.
This program is applied so as not to affect all users in the country.
– CFEmx (@CFEmx) December 28, 2020
At 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 28, the CFE reported that 4.7 million users affected by the blackout in CDMX and other parts of the country already had electricity supply again. That amount represents 45% of affected users.
Good afternoon, this failure in the traffic lights is due to the lack of light in several municipalities, we share with staff of @CFE_Contigo for due care.
— OVIAL_SSCCDMX (@OVIALCDMX) December 28, 2020