Protest and court in General Paz and Emilio Castro for power outages

More than 45,000 users of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA) are without electricity on the afternoon of this Thursday, when the temperature reached 35 ° C and there was a record demand for electricity. On her fourth day, the heat wave which takes place this week in the City of Buenos Aires, Greater Buenos Aires and other towns in the country had an impact on the electricity supply.

The high energy demand showed problems with the electricity supply this Thursday afternoon. Are registered supply cuts in neighborhoods like Belgrano, Colegiales, Boedo, Flores, Caballito, Liniers, Mataderos and San Nicolás. As well as in Buenos Aires territory, in Ramos Mejía, Almirante Brown, Wilde, Cañuelas, Lanús and Lomas de Zamora.

In addition, in the city of Buenos Aires there are neighborhoods that have problems with the low voltage service, which causes intensity drops in the service and various related problems. It is the case of Coghlan, Núñez, Villa Pueyrredón, Barracas, La Boca, Chacabuco Park, Patricios Park, Nueva Pompeya, Villa Lugano, Villa Soldati, San Telmo, Versalles and San Cristóbal.

In the province, meanwhile, the localities with low voltage problems are: Escobar, Hurlingham, The slaughter, Merlo, Moreno, San Isidro, San Miguel, Tiger, Esteban Echeverria, Lanús and Berazategui.

At 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, the official website of Electricity Regulatory Entity (ENRE) reported that 39,589 Edesur users were without supply. Meanwhile, the same source pointed out that Edenor had a total than 5,818 users without electricity service.

The electricity supply cuts occur in the afternoon in which Argentina broke a new record for electricity consumption. That happened this Thursday at 15:15, when the thermometer marked 39.2 ° C and demand reached 27,495 megawatts (MW), surpassing the 27,234 MW of last Tuesday, when there was a massive blackout in the AMBA, which left some 700,000 users without electricity.

On the ENRE website (also below) it is possible to see the updated map with the state of the electrical network in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires in real time.

Where to claim before a power outage

For users affected by power outages, there are different communication channels to make the claim. In the case of Edenor you have to call 0800-666-1000 or a send a SMS with the word Light followed -with space by- by account number. For Edesur, the only way enabled is the 0810-222-0200.

However, the main recommendation is raise the issue through the ENRE in his web page, through the 0800-333-3000 or with a SMS al 11-3134-4444 clarifying the name of the distributor responsible for the cut, the user number and the meter numbers that appear on the invoice.

Protest and court in General Paz and Emilio Castro for power outagesFabían Marelli

Beyond this official channel to claim or to verify the status of the electrical network in your neighborhood, there is an alternative to know this information, on the website There is no light here. This site allows you to report a lack of supply, entering the address of the domicile or also, they noticed the neighborhood affected by the cuts.

Here, the users themselves are the ones who report on the areas that suffer the impact of high energy demand and, when uploading their data, The web offers an interactive map in which, with different colors, they indicate which are the sites that registered power outages.

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