Anbal Fernndez leads the meetings in the Situation Room of the National Emergency Alert and Monitoring System
Aníbal Fernández leads the meetings in the Situation Room of the National Emergency Alert and Monitoring System

The Minister of Security, Aníbal Fernández, continues this Friday with the monitoring of the scope of energy saving measures promoted by the national government Front of heat wave which is hitting a large part of the country this week, where a day with record temperatures is expected in several areas, an official source informed Télam.

“The Minister of Security continues with the monitoring of the heat wave together with the inter-ministerial table of the Sinagir (National Disaster Risk Management System), where they will meet again at noon, “they explained from the Security portfolio.

In the framework of the heat wave, whose temperature peaks could be reached during the day, the national government asked the industries to reduce the demand for energy between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., in order to try to avoid saturation of the electrical system and power outages.

The request was made to a dozen business chambers whose factories and plants are those with the highest demand for energy and which are located mainly in the south and north of Greater Buenos Aires.

In parallel, as a “gesture” towards private activity, the national government decided that on Thursdays and Fridays the employees of the national public administration work remotely, as already happened in the first part of the coronavirus pandemic, from the March 20, 2020.

The Casa Rosada, in this context, remained this Friday almost in the dark, as did the ministerial headquarters located opposite, those of Economy, Transportation and Productive Development,

The heat wave affects the national territory Photo Camila Godoy
The heat wave affects the national territory (Photo Camila Godoy)

The minister led a meeting of the Sinagir with the Secretary of Energy, Darío Martínez, at noon on Thursday, attended by representatives of national and provincial organizations, to monitor and evaluate the situation.

The meeting was held at the Sinagir headquarters, on Avenida San Juan al 2700, in the City of Buenos Aires, in the Situation Room of the National Emergency Alert and Monitoring System (Siname), from where national mapping and monitoring are carried out. in the face of hydrometeorological threats, in addition to the exchange of information to monitor potential adverse situations.

The Sinagir had already been convened earlier this week by the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, who led it together with Minister Fernández in a meeting at the Casa Rosada.

Meteorological reports indicate that the climatic phenomenon will continue at least until this Saturday, which suggests an increase in the demand for electricity throughout the country and in particular in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA).

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