Tijuana power outage affects most of city

  • The Tijuana river flows to the U.S. just past the curve on the bottom of this file image. TNS

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Published: 9/3/2019 10:49:02 PM

TIJUANA, Mexico — The failure of two generators in Mexicali caused a major power outage in Tijuana affecting most of the city, and parts of Ensenada, Rosarito and Tecate on Monday afternoon and evening.

The lights went out shortly after 3:45 p.m.

Tijuana public safety officials said they were told the federal utility provider, Comision Federal de Electricidad, or Federal Electricity Commission, would have the power back later Monday night.

“Given the failure of electric power that has occurred in much of Tijuana, it is recommended to drive with caution. If the traffic light does not work, make a total stop,” said a statement issued by Tijuana Public Safety Director Marco Sotomayor.

Sotomayor said the Tijuana Municipal Police were increasing staff to certain neighborhoods should they be necessary to deal with any public safety issues that could arise from the blackout.

The Federal Electricity Commission issued a news release Monday evening stating the energy outage affected about 22% of users across Baja California.

“The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) reports that this afternoon the electricity supply in Baja California was affected, after the National Center for Energy Control (CENACE), ordered a temporary suspension of energy, due to a technical failure in two generation units at the Mexicali Combined Cycle Power Plant belonging to the InterGen company,” said the statement.

The statement also said the programmed suspension of electric power was ordered by CENACE to maintain the stability of the National Electric System and avoid major effects on the electricity supply across Mexico.

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