Power cuts continue to affect thousands in Argentina during heatwave

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A Argentina enfrenta uma onda de calor que resulta em aumento do consumo elétrico. Em BuenosAires, milhares enfrentam cortes de luz

Argentina is facing a heat wave that results in an increase in electricity consumption. In Buenos Aires, thousands face power cuts| Photo: EFE/Enrique García MedinaA Argentina enfrenta uma onda de calor que resulta em aumento do consumo elétrico. Em BuenosAires, milhares enfrentam cortes de luz

Thousands of users again suffered power cuts in and around Buenos Aires this Friday, while the Argentina is going through an extreme heat wave and record energy consumption, which has led the government to take a series of measures to prioritize residential energy.

According to data collected by the National Electricity Regulator (ENRE), 42.78 customers were without electricity supply in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area at H19 (Brasilia time), approx.

.540 in the concession area of ​​the distribution company Edesur and .372 in the area of ​​the Edenor company.

However, ENRE had reported that at 8h16 an event occurred – interruptions at the Edison Transformer Station and at Nuevo Puerto – which affected approximately 78 thousand users on Edenor’s concession area.

These interruptions occur at a time when Argentina is going through an extreme heat wave and the forecast for the city of Buenos Aires this Friday was a maximum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius, according to the Mete Service National Orological.

To mitigate a crisis in the residential area, the Argentine government took this Thursday a series of measures to save energy.

The government has ordered civil servants to work remotely from noon on Thursday and Friday . In addition, it asked several chambers in the industrial sector, which consumes 24% of the total energy, to reduce energy consumption on both days.

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