The situation worsened due to the persistence of the heat wave, while the demand for energy today reached 25,800 megawatts.
For tomorrow, the National Metereological Service He gave a projection of 21 degrees minimum and 29 maximum; while on Sunday there would be 21 and 31 degrees, respectively. The rain would hopefully arrive on Sunday night or late Monday morning.
In the face of growing protests, the situation is being debated in both national and municipal cabinets. The national government confirmed that they will advance a criminal complaint against the EDESUR board of directors, as well as the ENRE intervenor, Walter Martellostated that it evaluates “an extraordinary sanction.”
“In the last 10 days, in the case of EDESUR, the accumulated cuts did not drop below 70,000 userswhich deserves an extraordinary sanction provided for in the contract and that when it was included it was a situation of impossible compliance, but unfortunately it happened and not only for five days, but ten,” Martello said in radio statements.
From the Government they denounce “the lack of investment” and “the management of the company” by EDESUR; at the same time that the spokeswoman for Casa Rosada, Gabriela Cerruti, informed yesterday that they are waiting for a report from the ENRE to advance in the possible removal of the service concession.
“Once the report is completed, in the next 90 days, the State will evaluate the removal of the concession for the EDESUR company,” he said.
For their part, different municipalities took action on the matter and did the same through consumer defense measures. That was the case of the Municipality of Quilmes, which yesterday fined the electric company $200 million.