CFE Strengthens Commitment to Mexico’s Energy SecurityBy María José Goytia | Wed, 08/10/2022 - 10:40
Manuel Bartlett, Director General, CFE, reiterated the state utility’s commitment to strengthen Mexico’s energy security through collaboration with the North American private sector and the company’s consolidation as a leading player in the national energy sector.
During the centennial of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in Mexico, Barlett reaffirmed CFE’s social commitment to Mexico and the company’s importance for the country’s economic development.
During the IEEE Summer International Meeting on Power and Industrial Applications (RVP-AI) and the Fall International Meeting on Communications, Computing and Electronics (ROCC), both held in Acapulco, Guerrero, Bartlett shared that CFE has signed several strategic alliances with the private energy sector from the US and Canada as part of the government’s strategy to strengthen Mexico’s energy security.
Bartlett highlighted the alliance with the Canadian company TC Energy, which will develop an extension to a marine pipeline to Coatzacoalcos, bringing natural gas to the southeastern region of the country. This pipeline currently allows 60 percent of CFE’s power plants to consume natural gas at affordable prices.
Bartlett also emphasized the importance of rescuing CFE, highlighting it as the country’s “most important social enterprise,” which electrifies the population through thousands of kilometers of transmission and distribution lines and networks, combating Mexico’s energy poverty and improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable inhabitants.
“We have undertaken the rescue of CFE in the face of changes that have put it in danger of extinction. The system imposed by the 2014 Energy Reform has led CFE toward an absurd fragmentation. The disappearance of CFE also implies the disappearance of electricity as a human right for all,” said Bartlett.
Finally, Bartlett celebrated the Centennial of the IEEE Mexico Section and recalled the contributions of the engineers, who for decades have contributed to the technical development of the electricity sector. He also highlighted the work of the electrical personnel, whose contributions stand out, particularly during emergencies.
After his participation, Ray Liu, World President, IEEE presented Bartlett with recognition for his support and participation in the IEEE. Liu concluded by recognizing the contributions of engineers and technicians who have enabled great advances in energy technology to the benefit of humanity.