President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called on the country on Thursday to moderate their energy consumption .
“Now I make a call, especially in the hours of greater consumption, what they call the ‘peaks’ of consumption, this period of time, from six in the afternoon to 11 at night,” he said in his morning conference.
The National Center for Energy Control (Cenace) made scheduled cuts to the power supply at that time during last Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 16 and 17, due to the lack of natural gas for electricity production.
In this regard, López Obrador stressed that although this problem has already been resolved (that’s not what many people think), Mexican society can help the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to save electricity and help CFE have more energy reserves.
“If we can turn off one or two lights, which are not so essential, that we all help a lot, let’s cooperate all together as we have always done,” AMLO said.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16th, the electricity supply was restored to 100 percent of CFE users. The state production company explained that it made all generation plants available to Cenace, in order to achieve the load-generation balance.
Source: El Financiero