After the massive blackout that affected 700,000 users in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) for several hours, the ENRE and several specialists began to list which were the possible Causes of the cortes from light. Raul Dellatorre, graduated in Economics, spoke about the lack of investment in supply networks as a result of laziness and lack of quality controls.
In the first place, Dellatorre detailed on TVP what could have been the reasons that caused the chaos on Tuesday. “On the one hand, there is talk of the construction of a house that affected a high voltage line, and the other version is that it was the installation of antennas of one of the companies that, for communication, were installing where they should not be installed.”
Although he acknowledged that this situation caused “stress” in the machines that regulate electricity, “the curious thing was that it took too long for the machines of the generating plant to restore service.” “Initially it was not a failure in the system, not even because of the high demand. That is the effect, the electricity is cut off on the day with the highest consumption ”, he described.
Regarding the treatment of the issue in the political sector, the lawyer and journalist spoke of an “advantage”, after the intersections between Macrismo and Kirchnerism. “They wanted to get some benefit by questioning the Government from those who, precisely, do not have such clean hands,” he pointed out with strong criticism of the publications of Mauricio Macri and María Eugenia Vidal.
Lack of investment
Finally, he spoke of the shortcomings in quality “due to the privatization system that has never been corrected.” In relation to Edesur, Raúl Dellatorre defined it as “one of the companies with the greatest underinvestment, including in maintenance and technical equipment because there were many layoffs of technical personnel.”