In Argentina the heat wave it’s wreaking havoc, both physically and mentally. The energy has also been affected considerably in recent days due to the high demand. Consumption was a record in the country and power outages they did not take long to arrive. On Friday, the hottest day of the week, there were around 75,000 users without electricity. That is why the government had to import energy from Brazil.
The AMBA was the most critical point in the country in terms of electronic consumption. Similarly, in Corrientes, Formosa, Misiones and Chaco there were also serious problems due to the lack of electronic supplies. Within this context, the Government made a decision that serves to mitigate the need of users to have energy to somehow cope with the heat wave.
At Casa Rosada it was agreed that energy had to be imported from Brazil. The neighboring country helped Argentina not have a more serious problem. Before 2:00 p.m. on Friday, the passage of electricity began, they reported from the Secretary of Energy of the Nation. The operation of this electrical transfer is done through cables that connect both countries.
The need arose within a framework of historical consumption. Friday was the day with the highest energy use in the country. With more than 28,000 MW, it surpassed the 27,500 MW that had taken place on Thursday. There, to avoid a new general blackout like the one that took place on Tuesday, it was decided to ask the largest country in South America to transfer electricity and thanks to imports, Argentina broke a record.
Beyond the fact that there was an import, the delivery of energy is a kind of loan and not for profit. This means that Brazil does not receive money from Argentina. From the Secretary of Energy They affirmed that the loan will be returned next week, says Radio Miter. “We had to go up a bit due to a reactive power reserve issue in the Ezeiza synchronous compensators, going down Comahue they discharge and for that we had to go up a little in Brazil”, they sentenced.