In the midst of the massive power outages that continue to affect thousands of users, the City of Buenos Aires reported that it will turn off some monuments to reduce energy consumption.
This idea also seeks to create awareness among citizens and some empathy for those who have a lack of electricity supply. On the other hand, because of this situation that also affected the distribution of water in some areas, President Alberto Fernández decided to file a complaint against Edesur, with the aim of removing the concession for the area it covers.
The monuments that will remain off due to this new measure will be:
- The Obelisk: Av. 9 de Julio and Corrientes, Buenos Aires.
- Congress Square: Av. Rivadavia and Callao, Buenos Aires.
- The Planetarium: Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán, Buenos Aires.
- The Women’s Bridge: Dock 3, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires.
- The Floralis Generica: Av. Figueroa Alcorta and Austria, Buenos Aires.
- The Lezama Palace: Av. Martín García 344, Buenos Aires.
- The Usina del Arte: Agustín Caffarena 1, Buenos Aires.
- The Colon Theater: Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires.
- La Prensa Building: Diagonal Norte 1, Buenos Aires.
Power outages: the Buenos Aires government enabled hotels and assistance centers for those affected
Due to the massive power outages, more than 90,000 users continue without power and because of this, the Buenos Aires government is moving forward with an operation to assist those who are most affected by the situation.
Through a statement they indicated that: “Teams of health and safety personnel will tour the 15 communes of the City”, in addition, he himself explains: “As the emergency is spreading, now the possibility of transferring people to hotels is added. over 80 years of age and under 2 years of age with a companion and in cases of neighbors with serious health problems or special emergency situations”.