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Despite the fact that Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has repeatedly insisted that the price of electricity has remained stable under his administration, the price of high-consumption domestic electricity (DAC) continues to increase, with an additional boost of 4 percent just in in July, making for an accumulated increase of 38.8 percent over the last 12 months

The DAC rate, which applies to households whose average consumption exceeds 250 kilowatt hours (kwh) per month for a year in Mexico City and the State of Mexico (EdoMéx), is composed of two charges.

One is the charge for energy, which represents the highest charge and depends on the amount of energy consumed within the DAC category.

As of July, that kwh is 7.426 pesos, its highest level since data is available in 2007.

The other price is based on a set fee per meter. Most high-consumption home users are required to have at least two meters.

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