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Santiago.- Routine maintenance will leave much of Santiago without energy on Friday, said the North Electricity Distributor (Edenorte) in a statement Wednesday morning.

The utility said technicians of the power lines company (ETED) will work on the 138 kilowatt cables from the substation at Canabacoa, from 9am to 4pm Friday.

Among the sectors which will be left without electric service in that period figure the Centro Español, the Cibao International Airport, Cascade Park, Hodelpa Marriot hotel, and La Colonia.

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Written by: josean This user is banned, 3 Oct 2012 12:00 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

So that's what you call being BROKE in METROLANDIA "maintenance!"

PURPLE “Orwellian Speak” at its best!

Written by: glomarexplorer, 3 Oct 2012 12:09 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

I don't really understand how the grid is arranged in DR, and why power must be interrupted for such maintenance. Here in my US neck of the woods, near the Canadian tundra, equipment gets serviced all the time, by very competent people, without power interruptions.

Hopefully, the Cibao Airport and any affected hospital have backup generators for sustained, uninterrupted operation.

When will we emerge from the middle ages? I guess when we finally put the most competent people in the right places.

Written by: josean This user is banned, 3 Oct 2012 12:12 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Exactly Dr. Strangelove!

Written by: IloveDR, 3 Oct 2012 12:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
Smells like outside forces are influencing this kinds of shits because we are small country and I don't see why it has taken so much f*** long to fix ...
Written by: josean This user is banned, 3 Oct 2012 12:54 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Just Look at those PURPLE Pensions; there is no money left for anything else!

Written by: juanb, 3 Oct 2012 2:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic

When everyone, EVERYONE pays for their electricity the problem will be resolved.

However, since the people in power have neither the desire nor the will to make t his change we will continue to live with the horrible service that we have today.

Written by: VeronicaDR, 3 Oct 2012 5:38 PM
From: United States
When the corruption is under control maybe we can master electricity.The rest of the civilized world seems to be able to keep the lights on.
Written by: danny00, 3 Oct 2012 7:30 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
so does mean that the people that rob the luz can't rob it now when they are working on it?

ride the choo choo train
all aboard.
{in the florida keys we get some very nasty storms coming off the ocean.some times my tv will go out for a few seconds but then comes right back on}. even after a hurricane they get the power on real quick.
have a great day in la-la land, and please ride the choo choo train. 1,000 of kids today are dumb and will spend their lives this way because of the choo choo train and mr leo.
all aboard.
Written by: RoyStone, 3 Oct 2012 8:18 PM
From: Australia
Stealing from the country is a Dominican birthright.
Written by: BASTA, 3 Oct 2012 9:18 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Stealing from the country is a Dominican birthright. == And each other. Just look at the church. Selling VooDoo
Written by: RoyStone, 4 Oct 2012 5:36 AM
From: Australia
Who are they trying to fool? "Routine maintenance" does not involve shutting down most of the 2nd largest city in a country, for almost and entire week-day.
Written by: GoneNative, 6 Oct 2012 2:11 PM
From: Dominican Republic, La Romana
Then why is La Romana without electricity? AGAIN? For the second day now. Mr. Ruben Bicharra must realy think we are crazy. Or stupid.
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