Skip to comments.Massive electrical failure cuts power to Argentina and Uruguay
Posted on 06/16/2019 9:47:23 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
A large electrical failure created a blackout in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday, leaving both countries without power.
Areas of Brazil and Paraguay were also impacted by the outage, which happened just after 7:00 a.m. according to the BBC.
A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power," electricity supply company, Edesur said in a tweet.
The blackout occurred as people were getting ready to head to the polls for local elections in Argentina. It's not clear how the blackout will impact the voting process.
Alejandra Martinez, an Edesur spokeswoman, described the blackout as "unprecedented." She exclaimed, "This is the first time something like this has happened across the entire country."
Trains were out of service in Argentina; however, flight service continued in the country due to backup generators, according to Argentine news site Infobae.
Gustavo Lopetegui, Argentina's energy secretary, said that power was being restored to certain areas to the South American country. He said the cause of the massive outage was unknown at the time, while reports suggested it was due to a grid failure.
Edesur tweeted that power was being restored, starting with 34,000 initial customers and the process of normalization could take several hours
Uruguay has a population of roughly 3.5 million, while Argentina has more than 44 million.
Reports on social media say the blackout occurred from the Northern city of Buenos Aires all the way to Comodoro Rivadavia in the south. Infobae reported that some of the impacted provinces in Argentina included Santa Fe, San Luis, Formosa, La Rioja, Chubut, Cordoba and Mendoza
In Uruguay, the National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmissions (UTE) said service was restored within coastal cities and areas north of the Negro River, but temporary damages remain pending.
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Can you say sabotage??
Sounds almost as bad as California.
Brazil just made gay marriage illegal.
They also made “homophobia” illegal.
Let me be the first to say, “TRUMP’S FAULT!”
which happened just after 7:00 a.m.
No problem, just reposition the solar panels.
Outage happened on Election Day in Argentina. Who profits from interrupted elections?
Massive SOCIALIST failure cuts FREEDOM to Argentina and Uruguay.
Same effect, really.
Coming to Californicator and the rest of America.
Last week we had PG&E cut power in many locations near the fires two years ago.
What a coincidence, right as they are about to vote.
Purely coincidental I am sure //sarc
I blame the new york times.
The socialist in Argentina can.
And they will blame the United States in, three, two
Could easily happen here if we become more dependent on windmills and solar farms and there are no fossil fuel plants to back up the system. During peak demand when the sun isnt shining and the wind isnt blowing we could well be sweltering of freezing in our darkened homes.
Is Marco Rubio tweeting Bible verses about it yet?
Or the front page of the NYTs will state that Pres Trump and the military did it. /s
Nah, Cyber Command cant take time away from attacking the Russian electric grid to attack Argentina.
Thats just silly.
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