massive power failure

gracielle

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looks like around 7am today there was a massive power failure. this could be a long sunday....

I was online at 7:07am. Electricity was restored in my area, Parque Rivadavia/Caballito, at 12:00 noon.
Lopetegui, Minister of Energy, will give a news conference at 3:00pm.
 

sts7049

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mine came back on in puerto madero around 945am, then went off again for about 20 minutes, then came back and has stayed on since.
 

gracielle

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5:36 AM - 16 Jun 2019
[IMPORTANT] The potable water distribution system of @AySA_Oficial
is without power due to the general failure in the interconnection system.
We request that users make a rational use of water. #SinLuz #CorteDeLuz
 

jantango

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This is a reminder that that world needs to change from reliance on fossil fuels to wind and solar power. We take for granted that when we flip a switch we will have power at home to watch a big screen television without giving our consumption levels a thought. We can pay for all we use, so why not use it. That's the problem.

I slept late today so I wasn't aware of the power outage until I flipped a switch. I checked the emergency lights in our building which were on. That confirmed there was a power outage in the block or neighborhood. I flipped a light switch so I'd know exactly when power was restored -- 12:40 pm.

I decided to use water sparingly since the pump in the basement wouldn't be working until power was restored.

 

ben

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Writing from a few blocks from Alto Palermo. Lights came back on at 1:10 pm.
Cell service (Movistar) was just about blown out from about 9:15 am until lights came back on.

Welcome to Argentina.
One part of me says “Truly so”.
OTOH - in fairness, it’s the kind of freak thing which happens once in a blue moon.
I remember the 2003 Northeast blackout, which took down most of New York state, NJ, Ontario, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
That ended up being a failure in Ohio which then cascaded through the grid: it took out the entire region in under an hour.
It took the better part of two days to come back on, and deactivated several major airports; here, it was over in a matter of hours and EZE/AEP maintained normal service throughout.
 

D.B. Cooper

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I thought it was only in my neighborhood In Constitucion where I live. So in the morning I walked over to the train station l figured they would have power. But no power there either. So I bought the paper and walked home. The power came back around 2 pm. But now it’s 2:30 and it went out again. Just in case I got my kerosene lamps ready. Now the power is back again.
 

Tilda

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For once we were the lucky ones. Villa la Angostura is not on the national grid.

All the same, we have emergency lights in the house that are connected to a car battery. Once we had a two days power it because the truck with the fuel for the generator was stuck in a roadblock.
 

jazmín

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I thought it was only in my neighborhood In Constitucion where I live. So in the morning I walked over to the train station l figured they would have power. But no power there either. So I bought the paper and walked home. The power came back around 2 pm. But now it’s 2:30 and it went out again. Just in case I got my kerosene lamps ready. Now the power is back again.
hope the power comes back and stays in your neighborhood!! Stay safe!
 
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