Sep 26, 2011, 6:18 AM
Post #17 of 72
CRE is run by the gov't so same difference as far as I see it.
And the last person who posted was correct if you watch tv and have one light bulb on your in Dac
So yes it is a situation that is of concern to all who are down here.
As far as signing petitions, I understand you are not supposed to get involved politically but as a consumer you have a right to speak out. I myself will not sign the petition but I believe if I did I would have a right to. I am sure they will get the required number of signiatures without me.
The 1B Tarifa billing system is pretty strict, compared to 1C. The $Peso per kW-hr rates are the same for both 1B and 1C, but the tiers of allowed consumption for Basico and Intermedio services are very different.
Here in Merida (1C) we are allowed 150 kW-hr of power at just $0.647 Basico rate before the consumer goes to the Intermedio rate, while your 1B $0.647 rate only allows 125 kWhrs before going into the Intermedio rate.
Here in Merida (1B) we are allowed 300 kW-hr of power at just $0.971 Intermedio rate before the consumer goes to the $2.569 Excedente rate, while your 1B $0.971 rate only allows 75 kWhrs before going into the $2.569 Excedente rate.
This means that you can consume 130 watts per daytime hour every summer day at the cheapest rate (the equivalent of 1 TV) and another 80 watts (the equivalent of a fan) per daytime hour at the second level rate, before getting kicked into the 3X higher Excedente rate.
I can see why you and your neighbors would like cheaper rates: using just a TV or computer and a fan 16 hrs a day to get kicked into the Excedente rates.
Before you completely reject Johanson's approach:
If you use 800 kW-hr (somewhat heavy use) per billing period, before going into the DAC rate, you could save about $1,650 pesos per month with a smallish wind power system, or roughly $120 USD a month. Johansen's point about renewable energy seems to make sense, in that you could pay for a decent $5,000 wind turbine system in 40 months at 25 kWhr per day. If you go into the high usage 400 kW-hr per month DAC rates, you could pay for your turbine in as little as 24-30 months.
40 months or less of cost recovery time, to have free power after that time seems like a decent bargain? You don't even need to have batteries, if you use CFE's plan to install a meter that feeds your extra unused wind/solar generated power back onto the grid. see: http://www.yolisto.com/...r-power/page__st__80 for more info.
Finally, the Mexican Constitution strictly forbids foreigners from participating in any political activities or things that are part of the political process, governance, or government operations.
Best of luck with your protests, the breezy beach regions in Yucatan are also in the 1B Tarifa zone, so, your efforts might also affect all of our beach zones.
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(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Sep 26, 2011, 7:28 AM)