Economy June 12, 2019 | 10:05 am

Nobody wants to own the blackouts

Santo Domingo.- The blackouts in various parts of the country are not financial, State Electric Utility (CDEEE) CEO, Rubén Jiménez Bichara affirmed Tues.

“If they were financial, the power companies would already be on the front page wanting payment,” the official said. “There are not enough plants to satisfactorily cover the demand that the country has at this time.”

The official said Punta Catalina is expected to enter the system soon to cover the current deficit.

On Tues. the CDEEE said on the social networks that five power plants -some 630 megawatts- are out of service, which hobbles the supply.

Recently the country’s power companies (ADIE) said they have more than 270 megawatts available, “which if called upon to enter under market conditions, would help respond to the demand for energy, which has increased in recent weeks because of the prevailing high temperatures.”