Situation Aqualectra delicate; there is not enough operating reserve
WILLEMSTAD – The utility company Aqualectra informs that the situation with the electricity supply system is delicate. The reason is that there is still not enough operating reserve.
For this reason, the company will not discard the possibility of using the switch on and off system during the hours of the day depending on the electricity demand. If the demand is high, the company will not have enough operating reserve to comply. This means that certain areas on the island will be without power for a maximum of two hours.
This delicate situation is due to maintenance work to one of the reserve machines at Mundu Nobo, which has a capacity of 20MW. The maintenance work will take longer than expected.