Mexico’s government launched the «Support a little spotlight» campaign to call on citizens to save energy to lower demand and stabilize the national electricity system, in the face of a lack of natural gas.
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This afternoon, official accounts of government secretariats published the slogan with different messages calling on the population to avoid unnecessary light consumption from 6pm to 11pm.
In this period of cold fronts in the north of the country, let us have a conscious use of energy.
Avoid unnecessary light consumption.
Let’s optimize resources and take care of the planet, #ApoyaUnPocoApagaUnFoco pic.twitter.com/ZEnf0uFbzV
— Government of Mexico (@GobiernoMX) February 19, 2021
Among the messages read in the campaign are: «In this period of cold fronts in the north of the country, let us have a conscious use of energy», «Let’s optimize resources», «Let’s take care of the planet».
The Ministry of Energy advised disconnecting unsoled electronic devices.
From our homes we make efficient use and energy savings⚡. Disconnect unsym not used electronics and join forces to help our country, #ApoyaUnPocoApagaUnFoco💡 pic.twitter.com/cJra89TJRw
— SENER Mexico (@SENER_mx) February 19, 2021
A blackout was introduced on Monday that affected 4.8 million users, mainly in Nuevo León, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Zacatecas and Durango.
The winter storm in the southern United States caused the infrastructure and pipelines for which Texas supplies natural gas to Mexico to freeze, so the flow stopped, unbalanced electricity production and demand.
To stabilize the system, the National Energy Control Center (Cenace) scheduled controlled outages in 29 states, affecting more than 5.9 million people.
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