Most of Tijuana, Mexico and some residents in Rosarito, Ensenada, and Tecate were without power Monday, according to Tijuana Fire Director José Luis Jiménez.
According to information from Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), the National Center for Energy Control suspended power in an effort to maintain the stability of the national supply following a failure at a plant in Mexicali.
Twenty-two percent of users in the state of Baja California were impacted, according to the CFE.
A full restoration was expected by 8:30 p.m., according to Jiménez. As of 8:45 p.m. Monday, the CFE’s website said its staff was still working to restore power to customers as soon as possible.
By around 4:30 p.m., 80 percent of the city of Tijuana was reported without electricity, and at 6:30 p.m. the CFE reported 50 percent were still without power.
Jiménez said two cases of people being trapped in elevators were reported in the Zona Río area.
The City of Ensenada issued a statement that also reported various areas of the municipality were without electricity due to a major power failure.
The Tijuana Police Department asked drivers to use caution at traffic lights to avoid accidents.
statement from CFE about the power outages today:
September 2, 2019
The Federal Commission of Electricity informs about the outages of the power supply due to manual electricity cuts in Baja California.
– The manual electricity cut was ordered this afternoon by the CENACE (National Center for Energy Control) because of a technical failure of two energy generation units in the Mexicali Combined Cycle Central.
– The failure in the power grid affected users in the municipalities of Rosarito, Ensenada, Tijuana, and Tecate.
22% of electricity users in Baja California were affected.
The manual electricity cut ordered by the CENACE had the objective of maintaining the stability of the national power grid system to avoid greater problems in the electricity supply.
Personnel from CFE continues to work in coordination with the CENACE with the purpose to re-establish electric energy to all users as soon as possible.
No other information was available.
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