ONS says more than 22% of energy in the country was turned off during blackout

In Manaus, The blackout caused the interruption in the supply of electricity in all areas of the city.
21/03/2018 17h32 - Updated 22/03/2018 15h30
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States in the North and Northeast regions had power outage on Wednesday (21). Disruptions in energy supply were recorded in several locations of the two regions. On the social networks, residents of states like Rio Grande do Norte, Bahia, Pernambuco and Sergipe reported failures in several municipalities. In the North, the power outage hit the states of Tocantins, Amazon, Pará and Amapá.

Energisa, utility that serves several states, issued official statement stating that "a technical problem in the Belo Monte Dam [For] interrupted the power supply to the North, Northeast and part of the West ". Second note, the National System Operator (US) He said there is no provision for restoration.

The ONS said in a statement that 22,5% of the total charge of the National Interconnected System it was shut down during the interruption of electricity supply which affected the municipalities of the regions linked to Linhão Tucuruí on the afternoon of Wednesday (21).

"As a result of pressure drop, began operating the first stage of the Regional Scheme of the Southern System Load Relief, Southeast and Midwest, with automatic cutting consumers, amounting to 4.200MW. The Southern Systems, Southeast and Midwest were disconnected from the North and Northeast ", says excerpt note.

In Manaus, The blackout caused the interruption in the supply of electricity in all areas of the city. Manacapuru, Iranduba and Presidente Figueiredo were other Amazonian cities affected by the blackout.

According to the ONS, around 16:15 (Brasilia time), the load in the South, Southeast and Midwest regions of Brazil was recomposed. "The ONS teams are now dedicated to the recovery of the North and Northeast systems, already underway ", says agency.

The director of Eletrobras Amazonas Energia, Marcelo Fadoul, he said, early, the supply of electricity at the Tucuruí Linhão is reestablished, but there is no forecast for the overall service standards.

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