Sunday, October 1, 2023

An EPEN fire in Centenario left the entire city without power

Amid the strong winds affecting Neuquén, an explosion and fire occurred at the Centenario Transformer Station, so Energy service was affected in the Neuquén towns of Centenario and Vista Alegre. There is also no light on Barda del Medio, Campo Grande and Contralmirante Cordero, province of Río Negro.

“For now The cause is still under investigation as firefighters enter the area to extinguish the fire. Once in the conditions, the necessary work will be carried out to restore the service, “said the Neuquén Provincial Energy Entity (EPEN).

They also reported that “said failure has occurred a voltage drop in the Neuquén subsystem, and because of this some backup facilities were activated.” EPEN clarified that, fortunately, the workers were able to leave the scene and no injuries were reported. Currently, the causes of the powerful explosion are not know, whose roar was noticed by many residents of the area.

Meanwhile, the total loss of electricity service also affected the towns of Barda del Medio, Campo Grande and Rearmirante Corderoin urban and rural areas, as reported by Edersa, the company that distributes electricity in the province of Río Negro.

For their part, the CALF Cooperative reported this Friday at noon that Electric service is affected in the Parque Industrial Oeste area, but they did not clarify if it was because of the incident at the Centenario Transformer Station. “They are currently without service due to a problem with the facilities that provide them,” they reported on Twitter.

This Thursday, late at night, electricity service was suspended in the Colonia Nueva Esperanza and Parque Industrial neighborhoods due to the failure of the Gran Neuquén Station.

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