高端居民电价同比降4%,商业用电4%-13%,工业用电15%-23%;环比分别为1.5%1.5%-4.1%4.8%-7.3%

Mexico's CFE to continue price cuts thanks to wind power

Mexico's state utility CFE says its wind power generation increased 12.7% over the last 12 months, while its natural gas use rose 7.5% and its fuel oil consumption dropped 2.9% as the country moves to make power generation cleaner.

Mexico's total installed wind power capacity is around 2,500MW.

CFE has reduced its fuel oil consumption in power generation by 48% since 2012, and that drop together with the increased use of wind power as well as hydroelectric generation will enable the utility to lower prices to consumers in March, the 15th consecutive month it has done so, the company said in a press release.

High-consumption residential tariffs will drop 4% this month against March 2015 levels, while commercial customers will pay 4-13% less for their electricity and industrial consumers 15-23% less, CFE said.

Meanwhile, customers with low consumption levels will see their tariffs remain the same, it added.

The drop for the industrial sector will be between 4.8-7.3% compared with February, while commercial rates will fall 1.5-4.1% and high-consumption residential rates will see a 1.5% month-on-month reduction.

The utility is also carrying out upgrades and maintenance on its power plants to increase their efficiency, the statement said.

CFE will hold 26 tenders for the construction of natural gas pipelines requiring US$15.2bn in investment, allowing for the supply of the fuel to power stations and regions where gas was previously unavailable.

Last September the utility launched a tender for the US$1bn, 600km La Laguna-Aguascalientes pipeline.

Electricity prices will continue to drop as Mexico is able to diversify the fuels used for generation, with the construction of natural gas pipelines and combined cycle plants, CFE chief executive Enrique Ochoa Reza said in early 2015.

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2016年03月08日

风电和天然气发电占比增长 燃油发电减少 墨西哥CFE计划降低电价4%-23%

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