EDENorte North Coast: Electricity Outages & Restoration Announcements

windeguy

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Jul 10, 2004
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The electric company that provides my electricity is Edeeste.
They have never provided electrical power to the places where I need it consistently.
I did not like it.
So I took action.
After 6 months of sitting in the dark after moving to the Dominican Republic I learned about inverter systems and batteries.
I purchased a power back up system.
I got burned on the entire purchase.
The seller had repurposed the components inside of my inverter and sold me used batteries.
Lost all my money.
Bought a new inverter and batteries.
I have replaced my original inverter since then with an upgrade and purchased a new set of batteries.
I am happy now.
My lights stay on.
I do not feel the need to rage against the electrical production machine here in the 🇩🇴

Although others may do so all they like. 🤪

EASTSIDE!!

Just for the record, I cannot use wind power on EASTSIDE!!
But it works just fine at my casa de campo.
Your requirements, are far less demanding than ours. That realization would go a long way in understanding why I have zero respect for Edenorte's management.
 

Yourmaninvegas

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Feb 16, 2016
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Actually I do realize that I have have very few requirements for living in this wonderful country.
When I get frustrated by issues of infrastructure here in the 🇩🇴
Instead of raging against the machine, I simply pay what I need to pay to resolve the issues that frustrate me.
Actions of a child @chico bill ?

I bruise my knees on the ground each day to give thanks that I have been giving an opportunity to not only live in the country but that throughout my life I have accumulated the resources that allow me to not just only live, but to live well.

I can buy an inverter and four batteries.
I cannot force stores to stock my favorite Bourbons.
An issue far more important to me.

You see I do not come from privilege.
I am gringo negro.
And I live on:
EASTSIDE!!
Your requirements, are far less demanding than ours. That realization would go a long way in understanding why I have zero respect for Edenorte's management.
 

Olly

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Mar 12, 2007
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It has been out since about12:00 in Perla Marina SOSU101 . No info as to when it will be restored. It has been out for 6.5 hours which is unusual !

Olly
 

windeguy

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At 1:15 AM this morning there was a "bang" and yet another power outage, this time affecting our entire development.
I got a report number. I called again and Edenorte says they are not going to send someone from Puerto Plata to fix the problem until after 7 AM.

Customer service is getting worse. When they get here, they will probably just replace a fuse and not fix the root cause of the problem
so it will happen over and over and over...
 

drisforme

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May 28, 2016
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Not specific to your development or we live in the same one :)
Taking breakfast at surflodge at Encuentro ,they have the same issue. I have the same issue in my development as well which is close by.
 

windeguy

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Not specific to your development or we live in the same one :)
Taking breakfast at surflodge at Encuentro ,they have the same issue. I have the same issue in my development as well which is close by.
We are a bit east of Encuentro on the non ocean side of the road. Still no arrival by a repair crew.
 

windeguy

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You are not lucky .Was back at the same time for surf-lodge and my community...
Edenorte says contact with trees burned a power line. The trees need to be cut, power line replaced and then any blown fuses replaced.
Maybe sometime today.

I don't blame it on luck, it is incompetence from Edenorte.
 

Olly

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Mar 12, 2007
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Perla Marina no power since about 12:30 PM Tuesday 9th August. SOSU101 Circuit. Still out at 14:48 !

Anyone else off ? I know Playero is running its big generator !

Olly