Good news for those of us stuck inside and using the air conditioner a little more than we normally would.

High-consumption households normally get charged a higher electricity rate from the CFE, the national power utility.

But after a request from Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal, CFE agreed to charge everyone the minimal rate for the duration of the shutdown.

The state government has been putting together contingency packages to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis, which has shattered the economy and kept residents under at-home quarantine.

The agreement applies to 39 million homes across Mexico. Commercial customers are charged under a different formula.


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