It’s time to start charging your phones because Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren announced that continued high temperatures could mean power cuts tomorrow and Wednesday.
He explained that outages are scheduled when the low for the day is above 22°C and the high exceeds 33°C, which looks possible for both Tuesday and Wednesday.
On a PR blitz since last week’s scheduled cuts and protests, Aranguren said on Radio con Vos that potential outages will be announced at 6:30 PM tonight. He encouraged listeners, assuring them that they could check on the length of outages online at National Electricity Regulatory Body (ENRE). He also used his time on air to ask that customers email his personal accounts with reports of unnannounced and unscheduled outages at [email protected]
Of course in the middle of the radio broadcast, listeners started calling in complaining of outages that had not been scheduled by the government, to which the minister blamed energy companies: “In those cases in which we recognize that there is an interruption of a prolonged duration we will issue a resolution to penalize companies and give compensation to those who suffered the interruption.” So basically, #itwasntme.
In other good news, JuanJo also confirmed that like electricity, there will be an increase in gas prices before June.
This has been Monday’s news. You can find me moving all my belongings into a hammock by my friend’s pool.