Mexican companies accept government request to pay for electricity

Coparmex – the entity that has done the most to maintain its privileges of not paying for the electricity they use, receiving compensation and being exempt from income tax – called a meeting with its members to that companies pay services to the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for power transmission.

During his participation in an open parliament on the electricity reform promoted by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Jose Medina Mora Icaza, president of the commercial organization, asked not to make reform, but secondary laws that adjust the 2013 energy reform.

Although he recognizes that it is very difficult for the Government to accept this variant since it minimizes the reform and diverts its objectives, the entrepreneur admitted that it is time to adjust the contracts, and to review the conditions for a reform which is already 9 years old, he said.

“We call on Coparmex and the business sector not to reform the Constitution but to make secondary laws, to build together a vision between the State and the private sector with a long-term vision, where we see the CFE reinforced in the transition to the clean. energy, respect for the rule of law,” he said.

The demand to scrap the electrical reform and replace it with secondary laws was immediately rejected by pro-government lawmakers, who questioned the businessman’s approach because it distorted the character of the presidential initiative.

Senator Alejandro Armenta Mier stressed that the electricity reform proposed by President Lopez Obrador is nationalist, as it aims to exploit minerals that will be fundamental in the energy future.