Planning Minister Julio de Vido told reporters this morning that at least 130,000 Buenos Aires City residents remained with no electricity as result of the torrential rains that flooded numerous metropolitan northern neighborhoods and killed six people.
The use of public services gained 6.8 percent in October compared to the volume registered during the same month last year, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.
The use of public services registered a 7.7 percent growth in November year-on-year, boosted by the telephone services and energy, water and gas sector, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.
The use of public services climbed 6.8 percent in January year-on-year, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.
Planning Minister Julio De Vido announced that five days after a severe storm hit the south of the Greater Buenos Aires area, more than 30,000 people still have no electricity in their homes.
The Obelisk in 9 de Julio Avenue was left unlit tonight, after electricity company Edesur cut off the power in the square where it's located due to the City Government's failure to pay overdue bills. Other parks, monuments and water fountains were also left in darkness.
Planning Minister Julio de Vido today warned that the national government will slash subsidies to provinces which raise electricity rates, after a hike announced yesterday by Buenos Aires and Salta provinces.
The demand of electricity has reached a new record after reaching to 21,907 megawatts at 2:40pm, due to the strong heat wave affecting the country, the Planning Ministry reported.
The Public Services Synthetic Index registered a 9.4 percent increase in February year-on-year, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.
Planning Ministry's Administration's Coordination and Control under-secretary, Roberto Baratta claimed the energy companies Edenor and Edesur to resume the electricity service in the areas that were strongly affected by last night’s storm.
The use of public services registered a 10.4 percent increase in October year-on-year, the Indec national statistics bureau reported. It has gained 2.1 percent compared to the previous month.
The use of public services grew 11 percent in November against the volume registered the same month last year, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.
The use of public services gained 10.9 percent in 2011 against the volume registered in the same period in 2010, the Indec national statistics bureau stated.
New Yorkers are still suffering the aftermath of moster storm Sandy. Power company Consolidated Edison Inc said today about 570,000 homes and businesses in the City and Westchester County were still without power.
A failure in a main transmission line in central Cuba caused a blackout that cut electricity for hours to more than half the country on Sunday night, but now power has been mostly restored, the government said.