COMISION FEDERAL DE ELECTRICIDAD: The CFE is prepared to advise possible contingencies caused by the Bud Tropical Storm in the States of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Sonora

Comision Federal de Electricidad issued the following announcement on June 14.

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) reports that it has implemented its contingency plan to address the possible effects of Tropical Storm Bud in the states of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Sonora. In this operation, 1,703 electrical workers participate, 293 cranes, 525 vehicles and 85 emergency plants.

According to the forecast given by the National Meteorological System, the amount of rain could cause softening of the land and overflowing of rivers, so that potential impacts to the electrical infrastructure in the areas of impact of the natural phenomenon are foreseen. In the event that they occur, interruptions to the electricity supply will be handled by personnel from the Baja California Sur and Northwest Distribution Divisions.

The CFE has specific plans for emergency care, which have as their primary purpose to establish the appropriate mechanisms for timely decision-making in case of the impact on power supply caused by hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes or any other external event.

The application of these procedures allows to optimize the human and material resources to attend the contingencies in the best security conditions.

As part of the preventive activities, the CFE identified 18 power generation plants within the trajectory of Tropical Storm Bud, of which 11 correspond to thermoelectric generation technology, and the rest hydroelectric. According to the available information, none of these plants will have their operation affected as a result of Tropical Storm Bud. In addition, the supply of fuels is at optimum levels for the correct operation of these plants.

Additionally, and in accordance with its "Manual of Technical Procedures for Disaster Attention", the CFE implements the following actions:

  • Installation of Strategic Operation Centers
  • Permanent monitoring of the evolution of the meteor
  • Identification of the areas of probable impact of the meteorological phenomenon
  • Transfer of human and material resources to the place of probable impact
  • Identification of clients whose service is fundamental to the community (hospitals, gas stations, pumping systems, etc.)

The CFE is in coordination with the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of the Navy, Civil Protection, the National Water Commission, the Ministry of Health, and the State and Municipal Governments, for the attention of possible contingencies.

The CFE makes available to the population the national toll-free telephone number 071 and the Twitter account @CFE_Contigo to report the effects on the electricity supply as a result of this tropical storm.

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