How bad is the Power Problem?

turksman

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Hi guys. I am planning on moving to the DR soon and would like to understand a little more about the power situation there.

1. How often does the power go off? (everyday, bi-weekly etc..)

2. When it does go off how long does it stay off for on average?
 

windeguy

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Where you will be living makes all the difference. The EDE companies that distribute power have A,B,C and D circuits with A being 24/7 (there are still power outages normally of short duration on an A circuit) and going downhill to D. There are private power companies and gated communities with generators that kick on if the power goes off, but you pay extra, sometimes a lot extra, for that. So, you need to know the exact situation where you plan to live. Do you know where yet? Please do rent for 6 months before you even consider buying a property here.
 

turksman

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I was considering living in the Arroyo Hondo area of Santo Domingo. Would you happen to know what zone that is?
 

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With a search for Santo Domingo. Good news is that Arroyo Hondo is a Class A circuit which is a good as it gets from CDEEE. Only someone that lives there can tell you how good it really is.
 
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turksman

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Wowww that's some awesome info. So basically I just tell my real estate agent I am looking for a house in one of the A zones. Is this the same type of situation with water as well? Thanks again for the help!
 

DR_Guy

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I went to the EDENorte site and cant find the tariffs. Does anyone have a link to where you can actually find the rates? Thanks in advance.
 

windeguy

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From 0 to 200 KWH 4.44 $RD
From 300 to 400 KWH 6.97 $RD
From 500 to 700 KWH 10.86 $RD

Go over 700 KWH and all consumption is charged at the top rate 10.86 $RD. (That is about $US 0.28 per KWH).
 

CaribbeanGent

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We live in an A zone in los cacicazgos. Our place has a generator, fortunately. Sometimes a week will pass without losing power, and other weeks we will lose power every day at some point. It's unpredictable.
 

yapask1

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In Las Terrenas about 15 pesos per kwH. Most peoples bills 25-50 dollars a month without a/c.

yapask1
 

windeguy

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In Las Terrenas about 15 pesos per kwH. Most peoples bills 25-50 dollars a month without a/c.

yapask1
Most expats use between 65 KWH and 130 KWH each month? I doubt very much that most people use only between 2 and 4 KWH each day. The scenarios you continue to present through your various user names on DR1 misrepresent reality for the "normal" person.
 

DR_Guy

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From 0 to 200 KWH 4.44 $RD
From 300 to 400 KWH 6.97 $RD
From 500 to 700 KWH 10.86 $RD

Go over 700 KWH and all consumption is charged at the top rate 10.86 $RD. (That is about $US 0.28 per KWH).
Thanks. To be clear, is the first 200 at 4.44, 300 to 400 (second one hundred) at 6.97 and 400 to 700 at 10.86 and over 700 all at 10.86? thanks
 

windeguy

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Thanks. To be clear, is the first 200 at 4.44, 300 to 400 (second one hundred) at 6.97 and 400 to 700 at 10.86 and over 700 all at 10.86? thanks
The first 200 is at 4.44, third one hundred from 300 to 400 is at 6.97, 400 to 700 is at 10.86 and if you go over 700 all is charged at 10.86.
 

yapask1

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Most expats use between 65 KWH and 130 KWH each month? I doubt very much that most people use only between 2 and 4 KWH each day. The scenarios you continue to present through your various user names on DR1 misrepresent reality for the "normal" person.
A see a lot of Dominicans pay bills of between 300 and 2000 a month - some expats such as myself as well.

Dominicans may have a small TV, fan and one light bulb on some hours a day, possibly small refrigerator.

A small refrigerator is under 1kwh per day. 8 hours of 14-20 inch TV .5k kwH per day. Remember much of the time is spent outside. e.g. by the swimming pool or on a patio.

The quote from my post was

,Most peoples bills 25-50 dollars a month without a/c,

I do not see how many Dominicans can pay much more ; wages are not that high.

yapask1
 

NotLurking

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So am i reading this right? This area has 11 hours per day of planned outages, but usually has more than planned?

Portal de Circuitos - CDEEE In CIRCUITO CANA103

But at least it seems to be someone accurate and you can plan.
No it usually has less hours of outage then planned
28/07/2012 Programado 11.00 Correcci?n de falla por BOL // Despeje de Falla por Seccionalizaci?n // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
28/07/2012 Ejecutado 9.37 Correcci?n de falla por BOL // Despeje de Falla por Seccionalizaci?n // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
29/07/2012 Programado 11.00 Gesti?n de Demanda (GD) // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
29/07/2012 Ejecutado 10.63 Gesti?n de Demanda (GD) // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
30/07/2012 Programado 11.00 Requerimiento Operativo del SENI // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD) // D?ficit de Generaci?n
30/07/2012 Ejecutado 12.15 Requerimiento Operativo del SENI // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD) // D?ficit de Generaci?n
31/07/2012 Programado 11.00 Arquitectura de Red // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
31/07/2012 Ejecutado 6.97 Arquitectura de Red // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
01/08/2012 Programado 11.00 Gesti?n de Demanda (GD) // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
01/08/2012 Ejecutado 9.78 Gesti?n de Demanda (GD) // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
02/08/2012 Programado 11.00 Gesti?n de Demanda (GD) // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
02/08/2012 Ejecutado 8.42 Gesti?n de Demanda (GD) // Gesti?n de Demanda (GD)
03/08/2012 Programado 11
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At the rate the system is being rehabilitated, current projections are for blackouts to be fully eliminated by 2015 for EDESUR and EDEESTE customers, and 2016 for EDENORTE.
 

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At the rate the system is being rehabilitated, current projections are for blackouts to be fully eliminated by 2015 for EDESUR and EDEESTE customers, and 2016 for EDENORTE.

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Wowww that's some awesome info. So basically I just tell my real estate agent I am looking for a house in one of the A zones. Is this the same type of situation with water as well? Thanks again for the help!
ah I see you have not yet met the Dominican realtor.. so sorry. No, there is no central listings of properties so your agent will only know and show you HER listings and you will have to find the OTHER listings on your own. Really, you have to drive around, then walk around, and pretty much find the place on your own and then call the name if you see a realtor;s sign.

some of the bigger offices like remax or poiny 2 msy have more listings but they really do not help that much for rentals.

unless things have drastically changed in five years