Peak of electricity consumption in the AMBA this Thursday.

The Compañía Administradora del Mercado Mayorista Eléctrico Sociedad Anónima (Cammesa) reported this Thursday a new record for electricity demand of 27,495 megawatts for the Argentine Interconnection System. The report was at 15:15 when the thermometer marked 36.7 ° in and around the Federal Capital.

The previous demand record for a business day had been 27,234 megawatts on January 11 at 1:10 p.m..

Peak of electricity consumption in the AMBA this Thursday. (Rio Uruguay Newspaper /)

The government initially expected the record to reach an electricity demand of 28,550 megawatts. Up to that point, they estimated, the SADI would easily support the demand of residential, commercial and industrial users.

But to avoid risks, the Secretary of Energy of the Nation asked the industrial sector to reduce electricity consumption to the minimum possible between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. this Thursday the 13th and Friday the 14th of December.

In addition, given the heat wave and the massive cuts in the electricity supply that had already been registered in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires, the Government made the decision to send thousands of public employees to the house for two days to reduce demand of energy.

At 6:40 p.m., the regulatory body reported on 34,578 users in the Edesur concession area who were without electricity in Flores, Liniers, Mataderos, San Nicolás, Barracas, Constitución, La Boca, Nueva Pompeya, Parque Chacabuco, Parque Patricios, San Cristóbal, San Telmo, Versalles, Villa del Parque, Villa Lugano, and Villa Soldati, and towns in the south of the suburbs such as Avellaneda, Almirante Brown, Lanús and Lomas de Zamora, among others, due to interruptions in the medium or low voltage service.

In the case of the Edenor area, users without electricity supply reached 6,183, in the neighborhoods of Belgrano, Colegiales Núñez, Coghlan, and Villa Pueyrredón, while the courts also included the Buenos Aires districts of La Matanza, Escobar, General San Martín, Hurlingham, Merlo, Pilar, Moreno, San Isidro and San Miguel, among others .

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