Guanajuato is one of the 12 states that will suffer power cuts from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, Feb. 16.
The National Center for Energy Control (CENACE) reported that the rotating power outages will help balance the generation of energy. The National Interconnected System is threatened by the growing demand of electricity in the evening and at night, and may not cover the northern and northeastern regions of the country.
The states that will suffer power outages are Aguascalientes, Colima, Estado de México, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, and Zacatecas.
CENACE called on the population that will be affected by the blackouts to take preventive measures and recommended:
- Turning off lights that are not being used.
- Disconnecting non-essential electronic devices.
- Closing curtains and blinds to conserve heat.
- Slowing down or shutting down non-essential production processes.
CENACE asked for support from industry in the affected states: “The population and industry of these regions are being asked for their support in order to optimize the use and consumption of electrical energy as much as possible when it is restored.”
It will be the second day that rotating and random load outages occur due to failures in gas supply from Texas, United States.
According to reports from the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), 82 percent of the electricity service of the affected population has been restored; however, 1 million 62 thousand users have not recovered their energy supply.
Sources: Federal Electricity Commission, National Center for Energy Control