NRGBriefs: Argentine Power Outage

(Energy Analytics Institute, 11.Jan.2022) — Energy briefs including Argentina’s Energy Secretariat Darío Martínez inspecting facilities in Buenos Aires in an attempt to restore electric power service to parts of the city amid a roaring heat wave; and Ecuador receiving its first import of liquefied natural gas from Sycar LLC.

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Argentina

— Argentina’s Energy Secretariat Darío Martínez and Electric Power Undersecretary Federico Basualdo toured the Central Puerto facilities together w/ its general manager Fernando Bonnet to inspect tasks to restore electric power service to parts of Buenos Aires, the minister announced 11 Jan. 2022 over Twitter. An estimated 700,000 households have lost power in recent days, according to details from ENRE.

— On 11 Jan. 2022 high voltage line 46, which links the Morón Transformer Station w/ the 220kV Malaver Transformer Station underwent a system under frequency that triggered the disconnection of the Central Puerto NPUETV06, PNUETV09 and CEPUTG12 machines w/ 235/235/210 MW, the Argentine gov’t announced in an official stmt on its website. The technical is knocked out power across large parts of Buenos Aires from Palermo to Belgrano.

Ecuador

— In Guayaquil, the reception of the first import of 2 MMcf of LNG has commenced, Ecuador’s Ministry of Non-Renewable Natural Resources (MNRNR) announced 11 Jan. 2022 over social media. Sycar LLC is the co. in charge of imports.

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