An event in front of Higuey Cathedral where an investment of 667 million pesos was announced to improve electrical service in the province of La Altagracia.
Written by Younes Aspinall
Higuey.- The Eastern Electricity Distribution Company (EDEST) has initiated a series of measures in order to improve the supply of electrical energy in the province of La Altagracia, which has been affected by problems recently.
With budgeted investments of more than 667 million Omani riyals, the government company seeks to benefit about 26,000 customers. Their work will include installing power and load distribution transformers, rehabilitating, placing and expanding circuits, installing poles, expanding networks and placing hundreds of lighting units on public roads.
Work in the basilica
It was announced during an event held in the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, presided over by the Bishop of this diocese, Monsignor Jesús Castro Martí; Chairman of the Unified Council of Electricity Distribution Companies Eng. Manuel Bonilla Dominici; Managing Director of Edest, J. Manuel Mejia Notte, and the governor of this province, Lake. Martina Pepin.
Mejia Note said that the large investment in these works constitutes recognition by President Luis Abinader and CUED of the great progress and development witnessed by this region, which is reflected in the increased demand for energy.
Power outages will decrease
He explained that the focus will be on incidents that cause malfunctions and affect nutrition, and thus electrical outages due to overloading of transformers and lines will be eliminated.
More than a dozen main three-phase networks will be installed in the church and its surroundings, and the single-phase networks will be eliminated.
In the rest of the governorate, each customer’s electrical feeders (connections) will be unified and hundreds of meters with their own panels will be installed. In parallel, there will be continuous and automatic monitoring, through online tools, of distribution transformers.
EdeEste says it is dedicated to making customers feel “completely appreciated, cared for and satisfied.”