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More than 200,000 customers lose power in Easter Sunday blackout



Central Aguirre power plant in Salinas

By The Star Staff


More than 200,000 LUMA Energy customers were without electricity service in an Easter Sunday blackout.


According to power generation assets manager Genera PR’s Facebook page, “Breakdowns are reported in units #2 of Central Aguirre and #6 of Central San Juan. The back-up units are coming online to restore service to customers as soon as possible.”


Ángel Rafael Figueroa Jaramillo, the former president of the Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union (UTIER by its Spanish acronym), wrote on his account on X: “Holy blackout! Today we are again in load shift with more than 108,000 subscribers without service.”


In addition, on Saturday there was a blackout around 9 p.m. because Genera PR had another breakdown in Unit 2 of the Aguirre power plant in Salinas and went out of service.


The large power plants remained out of service as of Sunday morning, leaving 201,195 customers without service, according to LUMA Energy.

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