The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) is a company created and owned by the Mexican government. It generates, distributes and markets electric power for almost 34.2 million customers. This figure represents almost 100 million people. The CFE incorporates more than a million new customers every year.
The infrastructure to generate electric power is made up of 178 generating plants, having an installed capacity of 52,945 megawatts (MW). 23.09% of its installed capacity stems from 22 plants which were built using private capital by Productores Independientes de Energía (PIE).
The CFE creates electric power using various technologies and various primary energy sources. It has thermoelectric, hydroelectric, coal-fired, geothermal and wind powered plants and facilities, as well as one nuclear power plant.