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Residents block CFE truck, force worker to restore neighborhood’s power

Brownouts and blackouts are overwhelming Mexico's electric utility, and customers are losing patience.

CFE substation fire, blown transformer, blamed for 2 blackouts in Merida

A fire and an explosion caused two separate blackouts in Merida on Friday.

Blackouts in Yucatan are seen as suspicious

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that power outages on the Yucatan Peninsula could be due more than just an accidental fire.

Blackouts expected to continue in Yucatan and throughout Mexico

The Yucatan Peninsula and other areas of the country will likely continue to suffer "major blackouts" the rest of the year.

Power back after lights go out from Gulf to Cozumel

A power failure hitting all three of the Yucatan Peninsula's states was the most widespread outage in recent memory, making national headlines.

Massive blackout throughout Yucatan caused by fire in Campeche power station

Friday's brief but sweeping blackout was caused by a fire at a CFE station in Campeche.

CFE is most common name on consumer protection agency’s complaint list

The federal electric utility, CFE, garners more consumer complaints than any other entity. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan —...

Lights go out to protest escalating power bills in Yucatán

Candlelight replaced lightbulbs across the city in a protest against rising electric rates.

1,000 businesses to turn out the lights 1 hour in protest...

At least 1,000 businesses in Yucatán are expected to turn off the electricity for an hour on Tuesday in protest against the increase in electrical tariffs.

Rising power rates threaten thousands of restaurant jobs

If the CFE continues to raise electric rates, restaurant owners say they will be forced to shed 6,000 jobs in Yucatán.

Planned power outage in Chelem and Chuburná

A power cut has been scheduled in Chelem and Chuburná for much of Wednesday.

Yucatán hotels balk at electricity tariffs that raised rates 77%

Complaining their electric bills have risen by 77 percent since August 2017, the association representing Yucatán's hotel sector has taken their case to the national regulators.

Lights out at new conference center during afternoon deluge

Unfortunately for the new convention center, it's not technically "Powered by Samsung." It's powered by the CFE.

Yucatán’s electric rate increases under federal review

The president of the federal Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has agreed to come to Yucatan to review the state's high electricity rates.

All new neighborhoods will take power lines underground

Underground power lines are nothing new here, but starting this year, they are a must.

On home electric bills, summer discounts ending

The CFE has announced the end of summer savings. 

Grid overloaded, power cut briefly in Centro

As if Monday mornings aren't tough enough, power went out for about a half an hour in the blocks surrounding the main square.

Utility companies coordinate with Centro maintenance program

The water company, the electric company, and the phone and cable company are joining the city's "permanent maintenance program" in the Centro Histórico.

Electric rates drop for many CFE households, businesses

Power for some will cost less in August than it did in July, if only slightly, the CFE reported today.

Lights coming back on after massive power outage

About 1.7 million customers were without power today, and and officials deny that an explosion in Oaxaca is the cause.

Lights out for hundreds of accused electricity thieves

The CFE has suspended service to hundreds of businesses and private homes in recent weeks for alleged energy theft.

CFE rates up 6.8% for high-consumption homes

Households that pay high-consumption rates to the CFE will be unhappy to see their July electric bills.