Free Electricty at Lake Chapala?

June 12, 2013

“The Mexican government subsidizes all "doméstico" households' electricity by a big 75%. But if you exceed 3,000 kilowatt hours within a calendar year, you will lose that subsidy. Learn what the rates actually are, and how to get around that top limit.
 There are three rate levels for home use (doméstico).
743 pesos for each of the first 150 kilowatt hours used in the two-month period.
903 pesos for each of the next 128 kilowatt hours in the two-month period.
2.619 pesos for each of the next 278 kilowatt hours in the two-month period.
If you exceed an accumulation of 3,000 kilowatt hours any time between January and December, your classification will change from a doméstico to a DAC (De Alto Consumo), and you will have to pay much more. 
That resets the counter back to zero.  If the DAC level has been reached, though, it will stay that way until three two-month bills (six months’ worth) show a lower use consistent with the doméstico level.  You will then become a doméstico again, and the 75% subsidy will start again.” (end quote)
If you invest in solar panels (available here at Lake Chapala) you will get more free electricty. See "ALL CLUB POSTS" on our home page to find articles on solar electric here at Lake Chapala.
All day the suns shines and makes electricity which goes into the electric grid (your meter may actually run backwards if you’re creating more energy than you’re using).
Then at night when your electric load will be much lower you will buy what ever you need back from CFE.
So, now you know how you can have free electricity at Lake Chapala.
Siempre tu amigo, Sid Grosvenor

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