Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

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A maintenance operation failure that caused a water hammer situation and forced Punta Catalina I power plant and its 352MW to not return to the national grid after a regular maintenance check, resulted in major blackouts nationwide. The Punta Catalina power plant failure coincided with the removal from the grid of a similarly large coal-fired Itabo power plant that had been scheduled for regular maintenance.

Jaime Aristy Escuder, former director of the Punta Catalina power plant, attributed the failure of the Punta Catalina I power plant to the inexperience of the new power plant operators. He explained that in September 2020, with the change of government, key persons of the technical staff of Punta Catalina were replaced by new engineers. The staff that was fired had been trained by the General Electric and Technimont builders of the power...

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llapaglia21

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La empresa es una broma! Con todas estas llamadas interrupciones de "mantenimiento y actualización", ¡NUNCA deberíamos tener ningún tipo de interrupción y los precios que cobran y la facturación fraudulenta son criminales! Mi vida NO había cambiado debido al covid porque estoy discapacitado y tengo la misma rutina diaria durante casi 14 años. Cuando llegó Covid, la compañía duplicó mi factura y afirmó que era porque estaba más en casa y usaba más electricidad, lo cual es mentira. NADA había cambiado y muchas personas con las que hablé también me dijeron que su factura se duplicó y nunca bajó incluso después de que regresaron. trabajar. De hecho, usé menos electricidad porque ya no tenía que lavar tanto la ropa ni cocinar tanto porque podíamos hacer comidas más fáciles en casa, pero después de Covid, la factura nunca se redujo. No solo eso, siempre teníamos apagones. Ahora, me mudé de una casa a otra casa en la misma área y tengo menos electrodomésticos e incluso tengo la bomba de agua apagada casi todo el día, excepto cuando nos duchamos y mi factura de alguna manera ha aumentado en casi 3,000 pesos, lo cual me resulta muy cómico. . Mi electricidad ha estado fuera muchas horas todos los días, casi todos los días durante la semana pasada, pero la alerta de uso semanal que recibí hoy me hace pagar más de $ 1000 pesos más que el mes pasado Y hemos tenido tantos cortes, ¿cómo es eso posible? No se usa nada durante 6 u 8 horas Y tengo menos electrodomésticos aquí, pero mi factura es más que la última casa donde teníamos 3 acondicionadores de aire y no los tenemos aquí. Mi factura solía ser de alrededor de 3400-4400 pesos en el verano cuando tenía visitas familiares y ahora mi mismo estilo de vida con menos electrodomésticos tiene una factura de $11,150 pesos. ¡ESTO ES UN ROBO! EdeSur también afirma que tengo un nuevo "medidor inteligente" lo cual es muy divertido porque mi medidor es muy muy viejo y creo que es imposible que lo puedan leer como dicen. También afirman que gasté mucha electricidad el sábado y que ni siquiera estuvimos en casa desde muy temprano en la mañana hasta tarde en la noche, por lo que no había nadie aquí para usar la electricidad. No creo que a nadie se le facture por su uso real, sino por el lugar donde vive y el aspecto de su casa. Mi amiga vive en un barrio más pobre con 6 niños, 2 lavadoras, una secadora, una estufa, 2 refrigeradores y 4 aires acondicionados y su factura siempre ronda los 2500 pesos, use o no el aire acondicionado. ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿Cómo es posible?????????? ¡¡¡Tiene que haber una investigación sobre la facturación fraudulenta y las estafas que compran las compañías eléctricas de este país!!! La gente necesita prohibir juntos y protestar y EXIGIR facturación y precios legítimos. ¡NOS NEGAMOS A SER ESTAFADOS POR MÁS TIEMPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

llapaglia21

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Dime EdeSur. ¿CÓMO ES MI FACTURA MÁS ESTE MES CUANDO HAY TANTOS CORTES? ¿CÓMO TENÍA ALTO USO CUANDO NO HABÍA NADIE EN CASA? HAY PEQUEÑAS HADAS MÁGICAS ENTRANDO EN MI CASA Y UTILIZANDO LA ELECTRICIDAD CUANDO NO ESTAMOS EN CASA?????
 

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I agree with llapalia21 but until the rest of the country does something, they will continue to operate as before. We've been out now in Boca Chica since 930 this morning. I'm hoping for under 5 hours of no luz today.
 

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I give those of you a lot of credit for being able to live here full time.
I managed to last six years and even that required frequent trips out of here for brief returns to normalcy.
Even my Dom wife who is a naturalized American said the other day she could not live here full time. Shocked me.
Having to constantly fight for the basic necessities of life wore me out.
 

NanSanPedro

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I agree with llapalia21 but until the rest of the country does something, they will continue to operate as before. We've been out now in Boca Chica since 930 this morning. I'm hoping for under 5 hours of no luz today.
We got 4.5 hours of black out. The maintenance sheet said 920 AM - 120PM. We were down from 930AM to 2PM. Now I can take a shower!
 

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Dime EdeSur. ¿CÓMO ES MI FACTURA MÁS ESTE MES CUANDO HAY TANTOS CORTES? ¿CÓMO TENÍA ALTO USO CUANDO NO HABÍA NADIE EN CASA? HAY PEQUEÑAS HADAS MÁGICAS ENTRANDO EN MI CASA Y UTILIZANDO LA ELECTRICIDAD CUANDO NO ESTAMOS EN CASA
Dime EdeSur. ¿CÓMO ES MI FACTURA MÁS ESTE MES CUANDO HAY TANTOS CORTES? ¿CÓMO TENÍA ALTO USO CUANDO NO HABÍA NADIE EN CASA? HAY PEQUEÑAS HADAS MÁGICAS ENTRANDO EN MI CASA Y UTILIZANDO LA ELECTRICIDAD CUANDO NO ESTAMOS EN CASA?????
Amigo lo siento mucho que esté pasando por esta pesadilla. Si me permites quisiera darle unos consejos que quizá le pueda ayudar. Si conoces como revisar su contador ahí sería su primer Paso. Con su más reciente factura revisa a ver cuánto es que le cobran por kilovatio hora apunté la numeración y en 30 días la apunta de nuevo y saca cuenta. De ahí, en un momento que no esté usando nada ni un bombillo ( no sería mala idea desenchufar la nevera ) asegúrese que su contador no aumente ni un numerito haciendo todo esto con su cámara del teléfono por supuesto. Y por fin si le quedan dudas, usted O alguien que usted le tenga la confianza pueden instalar un equipo que hace más o menos lo que hace el contador. Una búsqueda en Amazon y ahí puede encontrar varios equipos para verificar su uso. Deseándole lo mejor desde América.
 

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Amigo lo siento mucho que esté pasando por esta pesadilla. Si me permites quisiera darle unos consejos que quizá le pueda ayudar. Si conoces como revisar su contador ahí sería su primer Paso. Con su más reciente factura revisa a ver cuánto es que le cobran por kilovatio hora apunté la numeración y en 30 días la apunta de nuevo y saca cuenta. De ahí, en un momento que no esté usando nada ni un bombillo ( no sería mala idea desenchufar la nevera ) asegúrese que su contador no aumente ni un numerito haciendo todo esto con su cámara del teléfono por supuesto. Y por fin si le quedan dudas, usted O alguien que usted le tenga la confianza pueden instalar un equipo que hace más o menos lo que hace el contador. Una búsqueda en Amazon y ahí puede encontrar varios equipos para verificar su uso. Deseándole lo mejor desde América.
Yepp, do exactly that. I have never had an issue with EdeNorte where I live, but I'm still suspicious (or just a control freak :LOL: ) so I routinely go out and check my "contador" to verify what I've been using. I also do just what "ese tipo" is recommending, just to unplug everything to verify that it's not registering some other electricity running. I mean it's not unheard of for neighbors to connect to each other's powerlines. So it could well be that a neighbor is using your electricity.
And always check the bill, does it coincide with what the contador is saying?
And during the initial months of the pandemic at least here, there was at least 1 time, when they didn't send one month's bill and just joined it together with the next month's bill, which made it seem like you've been charged the double. For example, from having a monthly bill of around 1000 pesos, it then went up to more than 2000 pesos, so I remember there was a lot of outcry about that, just because they skip one month and then charged you for 2 months.
 

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Yepp, do exactly that. I have never had an issue with EdeNorte where I live, but I'm still suspicious (or just a control freak :LOL: ) so I routinely go out and check my "contador" to verify what I've been using. I also do just what "ese tipo" is recommending, just to unplug everything to verify that it's not registering some other electricity running. I mean it's not unheard of for neighbors to connect to each other's powerlines. So it could well be that a neighbor is using your electricity.
And always check the bill, does it coincide with what the contador is saying?
And during the initial months of the pandemic at least here, there was at least 1 time, when they didn't send one month's bill and just joined it together with the next month's bill, which made it seem like you've been charged the double. For example, from having a monthly bill of around 1000 pesos, it then went up to more than 2000 pesos, so I remember there was a lot of outcry about that, just because they skip one month and then charged you for 2 months.
It's just good practice really.Like I had mentioned there is monitoring equipment available that is quite accurate ,so much so that some utility co's allow for it's use for billing..You could go with something as cheap as a kill a watt (plug in usage monitor )or a whole house wi-fi connected system.
Look up smart home ( emporia energy ).Time's are tough gotta watch every peso ( sorry forum rules )watch every penny!
 

llapaglia21

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I give those of you a lot of credit for being able to live here full time.
I managed to last six years and even that required frequent trips out of here for brief returns to normalcy.
Even my Dom wife who is a naturalized American said the other day she could not live here full time. Shocked me.
Having to constantly fight for the basic necessities of life wore me out.
I agree. I have many foreign friends from Canada and the U.S., and Europe who have hit their limit with the crime, traffic issues, and robbery from the government and have either already sold or put their houses up for sale and have decided to move elsewhere. My husband is Dominican and can't wait for us to tie up loose ends here and return back to the U.S. All of his family have sold their property and also moved to the United States. It says a lot when even natives want to leave despite the issues the U.S. currently faces.
 

llapaglia21

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Reminder - this is an English language forum.
Sorry, I probably should have posted in both languages. I was hoping my comment would be sent to EdeSur and not be ignored like all other messages because they claim to not be able to translate to English.
 
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llapaglia21

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Amigo lo siento mucho que esté pasando por esta pesadilla. Si me permites quisiera darle unos consejos que quizá le pueda ayudar. Si conoces como revisar su contador ahí sería su primer Paso. Con su más reciente factura revisa a ver cuánto es que le cobran por kilovatio hora apunté la numeración y en 30 días la apunta de nuevo y saca cuenta. De ahí, en un momento que no esté usando nada ni un bombillo ( no sería mala idea desenchufar la nevera ) asegúrese que su contador no aumente ni un numerito haciendo todo esto con su cámara del teléfono por supuesto. Y por fin si le quedan dudas, usted O alguien que usted le tenga la confianza pueden instalar un equipo que hace más o menos lo que hace el contador. Una búsqueda en Amazon y ahí puede encontrar varios equipos para verificar su uso. Deseándole lo mejor desde América.
Thank you. It is actually happening to so many people here in the country. My area has been hit especially hard with the increases. My neighbor went from 5700 pesos monthly to almost 17,000 and 2 of her kids even left the house and got their own apartment. What happened here is criminal.
 

llapaglia21

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Yepp, do exactly that. I have never had an issue with EdeNorte where I live, but I'm still suspicious (or just a control freak :LOL: ) so I routinely go out and check my "contador" to verify what I've been using. I also do just what "ese tipo" is recommending, just to unplug everything to verify that it's not registering some other electricity running. I mean it's not unheard of for neighbors to connect to each other's powerlines. So it could well be that a neighbor is using your electricity.
And always check the bill, does it coincide with what the contador is saying?
And during the initial months of the pandemic at least here, there was at least 1 time, when they didn't send one month's bill and just joined it together with the next month's bill, which made it seem like you've been charged the double. For example, from having a monthly bill of around 1000 pesos, it then went up to more than 2000 pesos, so I remember there was a lot of outcry about that, just because they skip one month and then charged you for 2 months.
Yes, the same thing happened to me back when the pandemic first happened but after that, my bill has been more than doubled monthly. They did it to every single one of my neighbors. My neighbor even purchased one of those monitors from Amazon and tracks his electricity and unplugs everything. He went with all of the information to EdeSur after 3 months of monitoring and they opened a claim. They supposedly sent a tech to the house to check the meter and everything is functioning properly so they refuse to adjust the bill. They say it is his actual usage and he must pay the bill or be disconnected. It is absurd. The utilities are government-owned so I guess, what should we expect? I also have to pay for water to CASAAD yes they never send water to our home.
 

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You need to learn, adapt and do.

Our Electric was in line for our first few years. 10k per month. Then it started slowly going up and hit 20k. A Smart Meter had been installed.
I became Elmer Fudd; I'm huntin for wabbits." I hunted for amps.
I started cutting back on our use everywhere I could find.
We hit over 24k.
I then worked on cutting them off and it has worked great.
 

ese tipo

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I agree. I have many foreign friends from Canada and the U.S., and Europe who have hit their limit with the crime, traffic issues, and robbery from the government and have either already sold or put their houses up for sale and have decided to move elsewhere. My husband is Dominican and can't wait for us to tie up loose ends here and return back to the U.S. All of his family have sold their property and also moved to the United States. It says a lot when even natives want to leave despite the issues the U.S. currently faces.
Please pardon me for the (amigo) address.Amiga ( I'm assuming, 21st century and all ) please consider those tips.
 

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You need to learn, adapt and do.

Our Electric was in line for our first few years. 10k per month. Then it started slowly going up and hit 20k. A Smart Meter had been installed.
I became Elmer Fudd; I'm huntin for wabbits." I hunted for amps.
I started cutting back on our use everywhere I could find.
We hit over 24k.
I then worked on cutting them off and it has worked great.
I never saw, and still don't see, such dramatic increases as others have mentioned. My power usage actually went down when more power was available because there was less energy wasted in charging and discharging batteries.