Weekend of power outages
WILLEMSTAD – Several areas on the island had problems with the electricity supply during the weekend. There were power outages on both Saturday and Sunday. This was announced by the utility company Aqualectra via their social media.
A serious mechanical problem at Dokweg caused the power outage in some neighbourhoods. On Sunday areas such as Gosieweg, Sun Valley, Schelpwijk, Kwartier, Brievengat, Santa Maria, Buena Vista, Bonam, and Zapateer were without power for a while.
This time the culprit was a machine at the CRU. Aqualectra had already indicated that the current situation is precarious. Several social media users asked the utility company through Facebook why if they have problems would they install such a large quantity of Christmas lights. The company replied that these decorations use very little electricity.