On this Saturday afternoon, a fire broke out at an Edesur substation in Caballito. The electrical company building is located on José María Moreno Avenue between Alberdi and Formosa. Reportedly there are no injuries but neighboring buildings were evacuated as a precaution. The privatizations of public services show their results.

Although no injuries were reported from the fire, nearly 36,000 homes remain without power supply in the area and it is estimated that the normalization of the network would happen around 11 p.m.

The website of the National Electricity Regulatory Entity (ENRE) reported after 4 p.m. that in the area where the burned substation provides service, there were 35,813 users without electricity supply distributed in the Buenos Aires neighborhoods of Almagro (9,058), Caballito (25,616). and Parque Chacabuco (1,139) with estimated network normalization times between 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. this Saturday.

At the end of January, a public hearing was held to evaluate the rate jump that companies like Edesur, with the support of the Government, intend to impose. Representatives of the major companies formally asked for the rate increases. Workers in the sector denounced a kind of auction for the pockets of CABA and AMBA users in exchange for a terrible electrical service and an increase in the profitability of large distributors that has no ceiling or precedent.

The concession of these companies for 100 years represented and still represents a formidable business for the friends of the government, as well as a political relief by freeing themselves from the responsibility of intervening and consciously regulating the execution of works, investments and improvements.

Source: www.laizquierdadiario.com

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