Published On: Tue, Aug 27th, 2013

Old generator is the cause for power failure

AqualectraWILLEMSTAD – The old generator 10 was the cause for the power outage last Sunday. “It's an old machine, which has failed and therefore we had not enough capacity,” Aqualectra’s spokeswomen, Sharo Bikker explained.

The Santa Maria Area, Santa Rosa area, Groot Kwartier and surroundings and the Gosieweg area were without power on Sunday night around 22:15.

“Luckily we had the spare capacity of the agrekko's and therefore the power outage was quickly resolved.” The spokeswoman explained that the machines Mundo Nobo have been causing some problems for some time now. When the generator fails, an Aqualectra employee has to go to the plant to manually open the flow to the agrekko's machines. “Unfortunately that is not automatic,” the spokeswoman said.

“Unfortunately, we cannot predict power failures,” Bikker said. “But the agrekko's are helping us. We hope that we have enough wind to provide power through the windmills this week.”

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