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    Question What's going-on with CEPM?

    We have had 3 area-wide power outages in the past week, the latest being this a.m. Now we have had 2 this morning alone! I'm running on battery at 8:30 am on a Saturday. Sucks!

    Used to be, CEPM was fairly reliable and we didn't have but neighborhood outages on occasion. Is it because of all the new development? Lack of generation capacity? What happens when they finally open-up all these new AIs under construction now and starting sucking-up the electricity?

    I know they claim they are increasing generation capacity and adding a solar farm, but will it be enough to satisfy the masses?

    I think we might be in for a very rough ride.

    10:10, now power back on...who knows for how long?

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    It went out for 20 minutes this morning in Punta Cana Village too.
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    It's been almost 3 hours in Uvero Alto.

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    These short power outages usually are not because of breakdowns, averias. They are routine changeovers of generators, to take one offline for a quick maintenance matter. A backup generator provides power until the maintenance is performed and then the original is brought back online. The reason why it may seem to take so long, 20 minutes, is because once the unit is online, each distribution zone is loaded in a sequence so not to create a disruptive power surge. These events will be happening more often because of explosive development in the tourist area is creating more power demand and wear on equipment. However, CEPM is adding additional generation capacity which will reduce the apagons.

    Count your blessings that we have CEPM as a power source. If you live or work in other parts of the country under the government cloud of power distribution the apagons are long and continual.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PJT View Post
    These short power outages usually are not because of breakdowns, averias. They are routine changeovers of generators, to take one offline for a quick maintenance matter. A backup generator provides power until the maintenance is performed and then the original is brought back online. The reason why it may seem to take so long, 20 minutes, is because once the unit is online, each distribution zone is loaded in a sequence so not to create a disruptive power surge. These events will be happening more often because of explosive development in the tourist area is creating more power demand and wear on equipment. However, CEPM is adding additional generation capacity which will reduce the apagons.

    Count your blessings that we have CEPM as a power source. If you live or work in other parts of the country under the government cloud of power distribution the apagons are long and continual.


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    Thank you for this clear explanation...looks like you work there

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    It's back on out here.

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    Here's what they posted on their fb page earlier:

    En la madrugada de este sábado experimentamos un disparo en nuestra línea de transmisión, presentando como resultado
    intermitencias del servicio en algunos sectores. Nuestro equipo trabaja sin descanso para resolver el incidente a la mayor brevedad posible. Pedimos disculpas por los inconvenientes causados.

    Sent from my BLN-L24 using Tapatalk

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    No, do not work there. But, been around long enough to know their routines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJT View Post
    Count your blessings that we have CEPM as a power source. If you live or work in other parts of the country under the government cloud of power distribution the apagons are long and continual.


    Regards,

    PJT


    True .  We have been spoiled by CEPM   - we expect expect nothing less than 24 hours of uninterrupted service, paperless billing , weekly energy usage reports via email , online bill payments from anywhere in the world and top notch service - they are “one of the best ( three ) electric service providers in Latin America” after all. 

    ...in return pay a lot more for our electricity ...Expensive , but worth it , methinks.

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    What are the rates with CEPM?

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