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Power outages come with Hurricane Maria

The Dominican Public Electricity Corporation (CDEEE) said that power was suspended in many locations due to the effects of Maria. Several light posts were down and transformers suffered damage, causing regional power utilities to disconnect the service as a safety measure in many cases. CDEEE says this has affected hundreds of thousands customers nationwide.

The most affected areas with power outages are in the east, northeast, north and northwest parts of the country. EdeNorte said that 181,048 of its customers were without the service on Thursday, 21 September 2017. The main problem was that a high tension transmission line going from Playa Dorada to Cabarete was affected.

EdeSur reported four circuits are out of service, affecting 40,613 clients. In the eastern region, of 204 circuits, 45 were affected serving 100,000 clients. But by Thursday afternoon, 50% of service had been restored.

EgeHid reported that 40,000 persons in the south and 100,000 in the east that sourced power from hydroelectric sources were also without the service.

As reported on DR1 Hurricane 2017 Forum, the Punta Cana electricity utility CEPM rep said that 40% of the company service power service in Punta Cana had been restored, and they are working around the clock to restore the remaining areas.

As per EdeEste, reported that over 200,000 households in the East were without power, as 50+ circuits out of 200 are down, and one high tension line of 69 kV is down as well, affecting Higuey, Otra Banda, Hato Mayor, Nisibon, Miches, Sabana de la Mar, Yuma, El Seibo, Bayaguana and Monte Plata.

Power outages in the Dominican Republic are less serious than in other countries because a large number of the population has alternate power sources given that power outages are normal.

Source: DR1, 7dias

Sep 22, 2017

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