Recently Sarita as been the main contractor used by Edenorte when a report is made with Edenorte. Over a year ago, when we were upgraded to 24/7 power, Sarita did the installation of the poles, wiring, transformers and lights. On what they did, they did well. On my street, they failed to put lights because they were told not to install any pole mounted transformers that could have fed power to the lights. We still have ancient ground mounted transformers with too many houses hooked to them. I have tried to have Edenorte complete the jobs of new transformers and lights, but the morons stonewall any response. At least power is now on 95% of the time instead of 10 hours a day like when I arrived in the DR. That is great great progress, but as usual it is that last 5% that simply cannot be reached.Sarita is that the local contractor that does work for Edenorte in your area? The fuses on the poles seem to be an ongoing problem where I live too. We had one catch fire not that long ago. Big problems when our local contractor company tried to fix that with a modified fuse that wouldn't fit properly. Sent a major spike down the lines that fried appliances and some of the buried house wires themselves. Fuses and transformers seem to be a persistent weak link in the system that do not get enough preventative maintenance attention.
Any transformer and wiring that is outside the perimeter of private property is the responsibility of Edenorte to maintain unless you happen to live in Casa Linda perhaps where they seem to have a "unique" approach. I remember when the morons at Edenorte tried to deny this little legal issue, but that is what happens when you have the government running power distribution. The lies and incompetence were staggering. They have improved only recently.We have discovered that there is no company on the north coast that can properly refurbish an electrical transformer. The transformer must be removed and sent to Santo Domingo to have this done. No transformer for a couple of weeks for service means no power for a couple of weeks of course. Unfortunately the three transformers that service my neighborhood are the responsibility of the residents to look after and that is a logistical mess with no one wanting to pay for maintenance. What a system!
Still up in Sosua. I saw on Dominican Today that EdeNorte has the best 'up-time" of all the four regions. So as Bill Murry would say "We will receive enlightenment - so we go that going for us".Yes, it is my circuit in Cabarete, but it could be all of Cabarete and much more that are without power,
I just know my circuit is down and a crew is working somewhere.