Economy June 25, 2019 | 8:36 am

New power plant still out; blackouts surge

Santo Domingo.- The generation of energy, according to data from the National Grid Coordinator show the Punta Catalina power plant as “available” despite that it generates less than one mega in its testing phase, while Odebrecht, which built it, has yet to explain its one-month outage.

After 3pm Mon. there were 18 plants available, 21 with partial unavailability and 17 off line. The amount generated was 2,410MW, with an unused power of 268.13 MW and a low hot reserve of 87.88 megawatts.

North region cuts

The Electricity Distributor of the North (Edenorte), that supplies electricity to the 14 provinces of Cibao, reported that all its circuits began to be subject to regulated cuts, “depending on the availability of power in the area.”

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