The national government monitors the consequences of the heat wave that extends this week throughout the country through an inter-ministerial monitoring table that analyzes actions to mitigate the impact of high temperatures, with special attention to the AMBA and the province of Buenos Aires, where there is the highest concentration of industries and a consequent high energy consumption.
The Minister of Security, Aníbal Fernández and the Secretary of Energy, Darío Martínez, headed this Thursday the meeting of the monitoring table in the Situation Room of the National Emergency Alert and Monitoring System (Siname), located at the headquarters of the portfolio of Security, in San Juan 2776.
There, 11 national officials and two from Buenos Aires met who make up the monitoring table set up by the Government to counteract the effects of the heat wave.
In this framework, a decree of the national Executive established that the personnel of the national public administration will fulfill functions this Thursday and Friday in the modality of remote work to reduce energy and water consumption.
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Those who participate
The secretary of Media and Public Communication, Valeria Zapesochny; the undersecretaries of Electric Power and Energy Planning, Federico Basualdo and Santiago López Osornio, respectively; the head of the Advisory Cabinet Unit of the Ministry of Security, Lucas Gaincerain; and the secretary of Federal Security Coordination, Silvia La Ruffa.
It is also made up of the Undersecretary of Risk Management and Civil Protection, Gabriel Gasparutti; the undersecretary of Critical Assistance and Emergencies of the Ministry of Development, Fabián Ene; the Secretary of Access to Health of the Ministry of Health, Sandra Tirado; and the General Operative Director of Argentine Water and Sanitation (AySA), Alberto Freyre.
Also part of the monitoring are the inspector of the National Electricity Regulatory Entity (ENRE), María Soledad Manín; the general coordinator, Jonathan Simón; the Minister of Government of the Province of Buenos Aires, Cristina Álvarez Rodríguez; and the Director of Energy for the Province of Buenos Aires, Marcelo Garrido.
“We are working hard to moderate the situation in the AMBA and the province of Buenos Aires with a particular monitoring of each of the industries,” said the Minister of Security, Aníbal Fernández.
In addition, he explained that “it is working through the Ministry of Production, the Ministry of Energy and each of the specific areas” to “put a maximum in consumption that gives the opportunity to take it to limits that have already been supported. below 10,000 mega “.
The Secretary of Energy, Darío Martínez, guaranteed that the energy cuts registered throughout the country are being addressed, according to an official statement.
“It is important that each Argentine or Argentine, live where they live, have quality and quantity of service and that is important and is part of our objectives and of the proposals that the president and vice president make to us,” said Martínez.
For her part, the Buenos Aires government minister, Cristina Álvarez Rodríguez, said that the OCEBA, the Control and Energy Agency that governs the province’s energy operators, “is working together with the Ministry of Security, Health and Development Social to cover each of the needs that may arise “.