Blackouts explanation

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Two major national grid power generators are out for maintenance works. The coal-fired 356 MW Punta Catalina 1 is off the grid for 45 days as of 29 March 2022. And now the Andres AES gas-fired power plant for six days starting on 7 May 2022. This is the explanation for the power outages that are affecting the country as of late.

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11 May 2022

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chico bill

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Imagine thinking about locating a manufacturing plant in the DR. Especially if it were one sensitive to fluctuations let alone constant outages.
You would be best to look elsewhere
 

josh2203

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I'm already used to apagones, but I will never understand why are outages not caused by accidents/natural disasters/etc. considered to be "normal" by the operators? I accept that this is the case but even if all our neighbors are fully prepared for outages, how can the govt be sufficient incompetent (rant almost over, I have better things to do...) to consider putting whole cities out of electricity due to maintenance to be remotely okay? I say this as it appears that if not the whole city, a major part of POP was completely out until early hours of Wednesday...
 
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josh2203

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One more note: With the increases in charged rates per kWh, our bill here is about to be more expensive than it would be for me back in my country (Scandinavia)... I have always always considered electricity here to be dirt cheap compared to where I'm from, but that's about to not be the case anymore... So my compaint is that we're about to pay much more here for electricity (compared to EU) even though when things are bad for EDEs, we receive a very shi**y service and are left without any...
 

NanSanPedro

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One more note: With the increases in charged rates per kWh, our bill here is about to be more expensive than it would be for me back in my country (Scandinavia)... I have always always considered electricity here to be dirt cheap compared to where I'm from, but that's about to not be the case anymore... So my compaint is that we're about to pay much more here for electricity (compared to EU) even though when things are bad for EDEs, we receive a very shi**y service and are left without any...

Josh, I think you forgot about the "25% off the top" corruption factor.
 
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JD Jones

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Imagine thinking about locating a manufacturing plant in the DR. Especially if it were one sensitive to fluctuations let alone constant outages.
You would be best to look elsewhere
Every one I've seen has a generator. PPP.