Siemens, Eléctricas de Medellín and EDEMTEC will install more than 300 thousand meters in Mexico City and in the State of Mexico to combat technical and non-technical electricity losses, known as “diablitos”.
For this, a contract will be made for $ 169 million 891 thousand 816 awarded by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The CFE reported that the amount is below the budget, 237 million 344 thousand 528 dollars.
EThis is equivalent to a saving of $ 67 million 452 thousand 712 compared to what was originally budgeted.
The project that includes Mexico City and the State of Mexico will enter into commercial operation in May 2018.
The CFE received ten proposals, of which eight met all the technical and legal requirements established in the call. The objective of the project is to reduce technical and non-technical losses associated with the lack of measurement of electrical energy consumption, as well as the lack of maintenance and modernization of the distribution networks.
Specifically, the scheme consists of the execution of ten works to reduce energy losses and a work to ensure the measurement, which includes the supply and installation of 378 thousand 510 Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters. , with free communication technology; 12,874 distribution transformers with a total capacity of 162.32 megavolt amperes (MVA), as well as the installation of 1,185 circuit kilometers (km-C) of line at 23 kilovolts (kV).
Transparencia Mexicana acted as a social witness and supervised the bidding process.
The state power company has the objective of reducing the percentage of technical and non-technical losses that currently stands at 14 percent at the national level to 12 percent at the end of the six-year term.
In developed countries, this percentage of losses is between six and eight percent, a goal that will not be reached during the current administration.