We get that all the time in my area of Santiago, at least, once a week.The randomly occurring maintenance blackouts coupled with regular everyday equipment failures makes for lots of uncertainty. A loud boom this morning in my neighborhood. A transformer or power line fuse blew I suppose. ......
The birds love the EdeNorte tall poles and build humongous nests which short out the wires fairly often.
I don't think so. I looked here and didn't see one:Windeguy ; Can we find an Outage Schedule from Dominican Electric Transmission Company (ETED), the Unified Council of Electricity and EDENORTE Distributing Enterprises. This time it was pretty bad but nobody knew what was going on ! Can we find a source for this info from ETED ?
The combo of birds, nest and rain caused a VERY loud explosion at 3:57am one morning near my house.The pole where all the meters for our gated community come from has a huge nest which once caused the wire going to our meter to burn... Edenorte came and fixed that after 12 am after I complained but they refused to even report or do anything with the actual nest... I hope it doesn't catch fire one day as then the whole neighborhood will go dark for a bit... The nest is that big you could warm up a medium-sized house (back in Europe) with it... But Edenorte does not consider that to be of any issue...
Las interrupciones eléctricas que durante varias horas se registraron la noche del sábado y la madrugada y mañana de este domingo en varias localidade...www.diariolibre.com
That could potentially explain the numerous outages since Friday...
Yes, that is exactly how our pole looks like... Only that the nest is still slightly bigger... Let's hope ours does not explode... Or perhaps that is the only way to get Edenorte to do something...The combo of birds, nest and rain caused a VERY loud explosion at 3:57am one morning near my house.
EdeNorte did remove the nest in the morning when they came to replace the fuse.
3 times. 20 or more minutes of outages! Oh no... !!!,??? World has ended.Yeah, today have been awful. 3 time in one day the power is off. About 1 hour in the morning, then around 1:30 for about 20-30 minutes and now a third time, we'll see how long this one last. Last week we had two longer power outages on last Wednesday that lasted from 8:30 pm until 9am Thursday and then again on Friday between 7:30 pm and around 10 pm. Is it the grid that just isn't powerful enough to handle the demand during these past few weeks with high heat? Annoying for sure