Losses of electrical energy, between theft and problems derived from the electrical system itself, increased from 10.97% of total sales in December 2019 to 11.42% in June of this year, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) recognized in the Second Report Government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In fact, the company maintains that 2.33 million measurement systems that presented irregularities were reviewed and insured while 253 thousand anomalies were detected that had a cost for the company of 2,578 million pesos in the first half of the year.
Part of these results, explains CFE, are due to the economic contraction and the reduction in electricity sales due to COVID-19, equivalent to 7.15 TWh or a reduction of 5.6% compared to the same period of 2019.
“The result obtained -in terms of electricity losses- was derived from the commitment and application at the national level of the five comprehensive strategies for its control and reduction in the 150 Distribution Zones, which are:
Measurement Assurance; Measurement Modernization; Billing Assurance; Regularization of irregular settlements and Clients, and Strengthening of infrastructure and network optimization.