Unión Eléctrica predicts blackouts due to a deficit close to 800 MW

Unión Eléctrica predicts blackouts due to a deficit close to 800 MW

HAVANA, February 7. The electricity supply cuts continue in what can already be considered the worst streak of massive blackouts in Cuba since the beginning of the year.The deficit in generation capacity of the Electrical Union of Cuba (UNE) leaves this Wednesday a forecast of damages of more than 800 MW.

The figure translates into a new day of blackouts which it can already be considered the worst streak of massive damage to the electricity supply in Cuba since the beginning of the year.

“For the peak hour, an availability of 1,910 MW and a maximum demand of 2,700 MW is estimated, for a deficit of 790 MW, so if the expected conditions continue, an impact of 860 MW is forecast during this time,” the company indicated. state on their social networks.

The day before, the UNE predicted an impact of 855 MW during peak hours. However, in what constitutes a novelty in its informative parts, this Wednesday it indicated that at that time the maximum impact was lower than predicted, of “only” 698 MW.

In addition to the usual inconvenience caused by blackouts, this Tuesday’s power outages affected the young chess players who participated virtually in the IV Kasparov Foundation University Chess Cup 2024.

“That was a very tense round. We had had problems in the previous one with the electrical fluid and that affected the players a little,” international referee Melquiades Quintana, who served as team captain, told the aforementioned media.

Although the UNE’s forecasts try to calm the spirits of a population, the signs of fatigue are increasing every day among the company’s clients.

“And the Turkish idiots? Do they still exist? Is your rent still being paid? Nobody says anything about that… Last year was an event… I even have saved photos that Cubadebate shared… Wouldn’t that money have been used to buy fuel? “Who pays for bad decisions?” protested a user in the comments to this Wednesday’s publication.

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