Blackouts Begin in Los Cabos and It’s Not Even Summer Yet

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Power outages have been brief and only in certain areas of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo.

A few days ago, there was a blackout in the Lomas del Sol neighborhood, in the municipal delegation of Cabo San Lucas. Although it lasted between 3 and 5 minutes, it can affect the lifespan of household appliances.

During the last summer season, there was a significant increase in the number of blackouts, occurring continuously in different parts of the city, even two to three times in the same area, causing the heat to intensify within homes. This was due to having to endure temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius that occur in the months of July, August, and September.

In 2023, the governor of the state of Baja California Sur, Víctor Manuel Castro Cosío, announced that the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) would install three power plants to solve the problem. These plants are expected to start operating in July and August in La Paz and Los Cabos, as these are areas with larger populations and, therefore, higher demand. It is hoped that this same solution will be applied during the upcoming season so that families do not suffer from blackouts and the associated heat.

Source: El Sudcaliforniano