Oxxo responded by a spot publicity to the accusations that the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has reiterated, pointing to him as one of the great beneficiary clients of the self-supply scheme and that pays one peso per kilowatt hour less than any grocery store.
The federal government in turn invited the president of Femsa to present their arguments in the presidential morning conference, while there is increasing consensus towards eliminating legacy electricity contracts from the regime prior to the 2013 reform in the Open Parliament which takes place in the Chamber of Deputies towards the electrical reform.
The video of just over a minute that has been shown since Thursday, January 27 on social networks ensures that stores Oxxo “they pay what is fair and protect the environment”, since, according to them, a low-consumption home user pays 682 pesos every two months, while that store Oxxo he pays 33,740 pesos every two months.
“You pay 1.53 pesos per kilowatt hour and Oxxo 2.51 pesos per kilowatt hour, but most Oxxo stores receive clean energy from wind farms. It costs them about 14.00 pesos a month and part of it is paid to CFE. In addition, we save with low-consumption refrigerators and LED lights”, exposes the alleged cashier of the spot to the alleged client who
The average billing amounts, ensures Oxxo in this commercial, they are ratified before a notary public.
Given this, Mario Morales Vielmas, General Director of Intermediation of Legacy Contracts of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), explained on Friday, January 28, at López Obrador’s morning conference, that the stores Oxxo they pay an average of 2.30 pesos per kilowatt hour, while the middle class household pays the same. Meanwhile, a low-voltage store pays 3.30 cents per kilowatt hour.
“Yes, it is of great interest for these systems to continue because the profits are extraordinary for them, not because they are more competitive or more efficient, but because abusive schemes were created for them and in their total favor,” said Morales Vielmas.
In addition, he explained that the 20,000 establishments Oxxo of the country make a contract with the CFE with basic supply, and only 5%, as backup, pay the central.
“95% of the energy is systematically provided by these self-supply plants, and in the case of Oxxo They are related to wind power plants, which I must emphasize that the air is not 24 hours a day, it is 30% of the time that the air can be used to produce electrical energy. Who can imagine that covers the rest of the time?
In turn, Miguel Santiago Reyes Hernández, General Director of CFEnergy Y CFE International, challenged the president of Femsa, José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, to go to the “morning” to discuss the issue.
“Oxxo pays three to six times less than what a grocery store can pay, a competitor that is in front of them. If we compare it with homes, one of every two Mexicans pays more electricity from Oxxo,” said Reyes Hernández and invited to José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, president of Femsa, to argue in the morning conference on the instructions of President López Obrador.
Just last week, the heads of the largest business and energy management organizations in the country agreed that the 277 legacy contracts for self-supply and independent power producers (PIE) are on their way out.
On the second day of discussions of the Open Parliament towards the electrical constitutional reform, on Wednesday in the Chamber of Deputies Both those who argued for and against the presidential initiative recognized that these schemes inherited from the 1992 legislation can be adjusted, although in 2013 they were given a validity that is limited to that of their contracts, with which they would later enter to sell to the market, just like the new plants that would be built, such as those in the auctions, which could also be resumed with adjustments so that cheaper and cleaner energy is generated in the future.
Adrián Olvera Alvarado, director of the subsidiary CFE Generation V, explained that the self-supply companies bequeathed by the 1992 regime commit fraud against the law, and it is enough to consult the page of the CRE, in which there are one-dollar capital companies where the generator has 99% and the rest is his hundreds of partners. Currently there are 243 plants
under this scheme, but they have 77,767 clients.
“They constitute an economic affectation for CFE of 10,000 million pesos per year because they enjoy a privileged office, they benefit from stamp-type porting for generating without greenhouse gas emissions, although only 72 of these plants are renewable and cannot sustain a continuous operation, they do not participate with related services causing instabilities in the network”, he said.
For now, over the next two weeks the forums of the Open Parliament of the electrical reform towards the discussion of the constitutional changes of the presidential initiative in Congress.