The non-random acts of human stupidity continue today here on the north coast. You are correct that they will cut us bumpkins off in favor of other locales.Ordinarily I would give you the benefit of the doubt, but being the bitter man your are I will continue to disagree. It is planned incompetency of course it is. These aren't random acts of human stupidity. It is a racket. It is the textbook definition of a racket.
That said, the Edes don't have any sort of priority for your circuit. They have no priority for places like Boca Chica or Los Alcarrizos. They dope up the circuits were folks pay big bucks for electric. I don't care what kind of strong language you use old chap.
Power was off at just after 12:00 noon (Cabarete and confirmed in at least parts of Sosua). Edenorte says they know and are "working on it". I am not sure why they need to work on anything other than eventually turning it back on.
I expect power back at either 4 PM or 6 PM based upon their ordinary precious power cuts.
The one, actually two things, I do have bitterness about here in the DR are the government run water and power companies. I am not fond of one of the annual licensing procedures, but this is the wrong thread for that, and I have some annoyance they don't offer snowbird visas. So that is where the bitterness and/or annoyance is.
Edenorte has somewhat improved over time and the water company has steadily worsened. You can disagree all you want, but you would be wrong about their continued poor performance, yet correct about its deliberate nature. At least it seems like you get a part of that reality.