Published On: Mon, Jan 19th, 2015

Strikingly more brief power outages

AqualectraWILLEMSTAD – In the past few days the island had to deal with power outages in several districts. For example, the electricity was out in Goede Hoop on Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday evening at 10 o’clock and Sunday morning at 11:25.

The director of the utility company Aqualectra, Darick Jonis explained this by saying that the problems with the turbines of the utility and with the BOO-plant on the Isla terrain are the leading causes for these power outages.

He stressed that the problems are not related to workers who are not satisfied with the negotiations between the utility company and their unions.  According to some media, these employees have shown their dissatisfaction by boycotting the power supply. Jonis denies this emphatically.

This coming Thursday, the management of the company will meet with the SEU union to talk about the working conditions and social benefits of the employees.

Remarkably, the many cases of power outages also occur during the weekends, when most businesses are closed, and that the electricity comes back faster than normal.

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