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A power outage leaves about 95 percent of Honduran territory without electricity

May 21, 2020

A power outage left approximately 95 percent of Honduran territory without power this Wednesday, as reported by the Honduran Regional Electricity System Operative Entity (EOR).

In particular, the EOR informed the local newspaper ‘El Heraldo’ that the error had occurred on the Toncontín-Agua Caliente route and that 1,162 megawatts of load had been lost and only 100 megawatts were connected.

According to the system operator (ODS), the power outage lasting several minutes occurred because the National Electric Service (SEN) in the Toncontín substation was “overloaded several times”, which caused the northern area of ​​the network. It is caused by high voltage from Guatemala and the central and southern part of the Country separately. “

A power outage leaves about 95 percent of Honduran territory without electricity
A power outage leaves about 95 percent of Honduran territory without electricity

For example, in a statement collected by the same media, the ODS has stated that they are already working to “normalize” the situation.

For his part, the president of the Regulatory Commission for Electrical Energy (CREE), José Morán, said that “almost everything is already normal”. “Only in Tegucigalpa are there problems in some districts because they have been affected by the rains,” he added.