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Milton Morrison: “Heat causes blackouts in the Dominican Republic”

Milton Morrison on blackouts

The general manager of Empresa Distribuidora de Electricidad del Sur (Edesur), Milton Morrison, explained on Wednesday that “heat is the main cause of breakdowns and power outages that have occurred in recent days.”

He made this known through his Twitter account, where he also assured that the high temperatures cause an increase in the cost of the monthly electricity bill.


“This heat causes customers’ electricity bills to go up because household appliances are working harder,” he added.

He also justified the increase in the sector’s financial deficit.

¨EDESUR had yesterday the historical record of demand. The impact of this energy increase is great. This forces us to increase the government subsidy and look for a lot of US$ money to buy energy from generators, increasing the sector’s fiscal deficit to maintain the 99% supply we have today. Before, 84-86% of the demand was supplied,” he emphasized.

The official also called on the population to use electricity efficiently in order to “take care of everyone’s pockets.”

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Paul Tierney
June 17, 2023 10:11 am

Yes, heat can be blamed for some blackouts. Be as it may, the electricity sector generation and its distribution do not have built-in reserves to safeguard against a high demand. When are the generators and distributors going to invest in banks of industrial storage batteries to address energy demand spikes when they happen? The electricity sector is to blame for the majority of blackouts.

June 17, 2023 1:43 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

not to mention 20+ lines connected to one transformer….i have to “cut” lines on my transformer monthly as the ppl steal from the grid hence causing an overload

Paul Tierney
June 17, 2023 5:09 pm
Reply to  there

If you are cutting the illegal lines, somebody will cut your throat. It is up to the local power provider to police the lines. Stealing from the grid in that manner has potential for overload. If it was, it would be pasted all over the news media.

June 17, 2023 5:59 pm

in middle east and africa is 50c +…but here is hot…find better excuse inept corrupted degenerates…