No electricity in Boca Chica for almost 24 hours

johne

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The cycle of: Small hotels and restaurants with all the charm of a tropical paradise. Along comes a rash of AI's and tourists gouging on cheap slops. Hurricane brings a knock out punch (can't remember the year or name). More AI's finish off the rest of the small operators. A number of AI go under leaving basically only Costa Caribe. Time shares go kaput, all within 25 years......?
That was fast.
 

aarhus

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The cycle of: Small hotels and restaurants with all the charm of a tropical paradise. Along comes a rash of AI's and tourists gouging on cheap slops. Hurricane brings a knock out punch (can't remember the year or name). More AI's finish off the rest of the small operators. A number of AI go under leaving basically only Costa Caribe. Time shares go kaput, all within 25 years......?
That was fast.
Isn’t it the Hamaca the only AI ? Boca Chica was never high end but there was some charm to it. Although at best a competitor to Sosua lol
 
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NanSanPedro

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Isn’t it the Hamaca the only AI ? Boca Chica was never high end but there was some charm to it. Although at best a competitor to Sosua lol

I believe Dream Village is also an AI. Never been but have walked by it hundreds of times.
 

NanSanPedro

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Lost electricity about an hour ago. Within 3 minutes it came back on but...just enough to power the microwave clock and nothing else. Weird.
 

NanSanPedro

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Lost electricity about an hour ago. Within 3 minutes it came back on but...just enough to power the microwave clock and nothing else. Weird.

11.5 hours and counting. EDEEste is beating their own record for incompetence.
 

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By the way, after months of stable electricity, we're losing it for 2 hours or more every day but Sunday. I think they're attempting to work on it but I don't know if they're accomplishing anything.
From my understanding, the Punta Catalina power plant near Bani was built by the previous government and added to the electricity system. With that addition, the system was much more stable. This plant runs on coal (not the normal coal, but a special version tailor to the plant and it doesn't pollutes as much as traditional coal -though that was a media fiasco where they made people believe this was the normal coal-.) Now get this. The current government is full of people without a brain. Not everybody, but many, way too many. It was known from the start of the year that new coal needed to be purchased to supply Punta Catalina. This power plant is well built and has a special place for reserves. That way if for any reason enough coal can't be purchased on time, part of the reserve is used in the mean time and the electricity supply remains stable to the customer. Well, they used the reserve as if it was anything but a reserve and then they were shocked that they ran out of coal. Yes, you read that right. Once they ran out, the power plant went out of service and that's when the blackouts returned. Now the government is in the process of buying new coal that should had been bought at the beginning of the year. This coal needs to be imported. The price of coal has gone up since then, so they will have to spend more money than if they would've bought at the beginning of the year. Until the coal arrives, that plant will be out of service and the blackouts and lower voltage will continue in many places.

They are also "researching" to see if it can be converted to a natural gas power plant. That means that if it can, it will be out of service again until the conversion is complete.

To add salt to your injury, EDEEste is the worst affected of all the EDE's with the greatest loss.
 
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windeguy

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I think EDE, EDEEste and EDESur needs to be sold, convert into ONE electric company, let's call it DRUnreliableElecCo.

Yeah, let's party .....
The Ede's are already really all one company. One run by the DR government. They just give them different names for north, south, east and west and never the twain shall meet up with good service.

You might mean removing the government and replacing it with private enterprises for electricity?
 
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The Ede's are already really all one company. One run by the DR government. They just give them different names for north, south, east and west and never the twain shall meet up with good service.

You might mean removing the government and replacing it with private enterprises for electricity?
That would be a good start. But before they can get around to that...........energy shortages globally are emerging.

Shortages of coal and LNG, both utilized by the DR to provide electricity are looming and prices are heading into the stratosphere as winter approaches for Europe and China, two of the worlds largest consumers of both fuels.

Better check those inverter batteries. January onward looks to be a difficult period for electricity (both pricing for and supply of) in the DR..........and elsewhere.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2