Today, in the midst of the intense heat wave that has been affecting the region for several days, almost 60 thousand users of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) were still without power at 10 in the morning, according to official data provided by the National Electricity Regulatory Entity (ENRE).
Although the case of the Monte Castro neighborhood of Buenos Aires, whose neighbors have been without supply for almost two weeks, was recently known, there are several areas of the Federal Capital, as well as the Conurbano, affected by the cuts, whether programmed as unforeseen.
In this sense, only in the territory operated by Edesur there was a total of 45,987 customers without service, most of whom belong to the Buenos Aires towns of Banfield, Ingeniero Budge, Lavallol, Lomas de Zamora, Temperley and Zona Rural (in the Lomas de Zamora district); Ezeiza (Ezeiza); April 9, Monte Grande and Luis Guillón (Esteban Echeverría); Bernal and San Francisco Solano (Quilmes); Avellaneda, Gerli, Sarandí, Villa Domínico and Wilde (Avellaneda); Adrogué and Burzaco (Admiral Brown) and Gerli, Monte Chingolo, Lanús, Lanús Este, Lanús Oeste, Remedios de Escalada and Valentín Alsina (Lanús).
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Failures were also recorded in the Buenos Aires neighborhoods of Parque Chacabuco, Villa Crespo, Villa Devoto and, to a greater extent, Mataderos, Villa Devoto, Parque Avellaneda, Recoleta.
Talking about edenora total of 10,176 users were without light due to interruptions in the medium or low voltage service, in the towns of Pilar, Presidente Derqui, Villa Rosa and Manuel Alberti (Pilar); Bella Vista and San Miguel (San Miguel); Homemade (February 3); and Escobar, Garín and Engineer Maschwitz (Escobar).
Also in Ciudad Evita, González Catán, Gregorio de Laferrere, Isidro Casanova, La Tablada, Lomas del Mirador, Ramos Mejía, Tapiales, Villa Luzuriaga, Rafael Castillo, Villa Madero and Virrey del Pino (La Matanza); Merlo and Freedom (Merlo); Francisco Alvarez and Trujui (Moreno); Castelar and El Palomar (Morón); San Fernando, Victoria and Viceroys (San Fernando); Acassuso, Beccar, Boulogne, Martinez and San Isidro (San Isidro); Benavidez, Tigre City, Delta 1st Section, Don Torcuato, El Talar, Nordelta, Rincón de Milberg, Troncos del Talar and General Pacheco (Tigre); and Florida La Lucila, Munro, Olivos and Vicente López (Vicente López).
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Regarding the City of Buenos Aires, this operator reported problems in the neighborhoods of Agronomía, Belgrano, Colegiales, Núñez, Palermo, Villa Ortuzar and Villa Urquiza.
Throughout the AMBA, after 7:00 p.m. on Monday, he reached a total of 131,571 users without electricity service, although the figure varied with the passing of the hours. This situation occurs within the framework of a significant heat wave in Buenos Aires and its surroundings, where this Monday the temperature reached 35 degrees, a scenario that has been repeated since before last week and that also led to a high demand for household energy.
In fact, the national electrical system reached this Monday a new record of electrical consumption due to the high temperatures that are registered in a large part of the country.
According to a report by the Wholesale Electricity Market Administration Company (Cammesa), the demand for electricity reached a historic peak of 29,089 Megawatts (MW) at 3:15 p.m., surpassing the previous record of 28,562 MW that was recorded last Friday. At that time, the temperature in Buenos Aires was 36.1 degrees. In this way, he broke the record registered only 3 days ago.
At night, residents of the Caballito neighborhood picketed the Dellepiane highway to claim for the lack of light that, according to their complaints, had already been going on for more than 20 days, for which many of them lost “food” and are forced “to buy only what is necessary, because the refrigerators do not work either.”
“I live here, two blocks away, and I haven’t had electricity for at least three days, and it’s intermittent during the day. I already have the refrigerator unplugged, obviously, I don’t have anything cold, I have thrown away food. I have two jobs, I pay for electricity every month and this makes me angry,” said a woman who was protesting, in statements to the channel Chronicle.