LUMA Energy is warning of a selective blackout tonight after the incident at the Costa Sur plant

LUMA Energy Today Thursday warned of the possibility Load relief or selective blackout tonightDemand may exceed available generation.

Daniel HernandezDirector of Renewable Projects at LUMA attributed the potential scenario The service will exit, this morning, from units #5 and #6 of the Costa Sur plant in Guanilla. Although Electricity Authority (AEE) Drive #6 is already synced with the system, Drive #5 is “not available” and, preliminarily, “appears to be damaged”.

“Tonight, about 2,600 MW is needed and, in terms of capacity (generation), we have 2,600 MW.” Hernandez said New day.

“Let’s spend tonight Can have some reserve without any kind of reserve (power) or with some load relief. “Demand and generation will be the same or demand will exceed generation, which means we have to release customers,” he added.

Blackout, according to Hernandez Lasting “several hours”. When the “peak of the night (of need)” passes.

On Twitter, PREPA called for “reduction in energy consumption to reduce the percentage of customers affected by the lack of capacity and current reserves in the production system.”

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