after meeting, Minister promises diagnosis of blackouts in Manaus

Besides suffering from constant blackouts, residents of Manaus and the metropolitan region received an increase of 21,57% electricity bill.
14/12/2016 08h52 - Updated 14/12/2016 17h00

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The Minister of Mines and Energy, Fernando Coelho Filho, He promised to deliver a diagnosis, later this week, on the situation of electricity and, mainly, on recent blackouts in Manaus and the Metropolitan Region. For Senator Omar Aziz (PSD-AM), who attended the meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday (13), in Brasilia, the meeting also served to collect the investments promised by the Ministry at the beginning of last year, more than R $ 6 billion, and that so far have not run.

"I charged one Minister's position on investments for the state of Amazonas and that so far have not been made. also demanded a position on the constant blackouts in Manaus. It seems that our city lives in the nineteenth century, with daily blackouts. Today, in the XXI century, despite promising to solve the problems, so far they have not been solved ", shot Senator Amazon.

Also attended the meeting in the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Congressman Atila Lins, Amazon bench coordinator in Congress, and also deputies, Alfredo Nascimento, Conceição Sampaio, Pauderney Avelino and Silas House.

In late November, all areas of Manaus were without electric power supply during a time of day. According to Eletrobras, It occurred shutdown Linhão 500kV Tucuruí-Manaus in Oriximiná-Silves stretch. In addition to the capital, the cities of Iranduba, Manacapuru and Presidente Figueiredo were affected. The power cut caused shutdown of traffic lights and congestion in many parts of Manaus.

Besides that, Eletrobras Amazonas Distribution announced that the new electricity bill values ​​start being charged in December, proportional and gradually, as the billing cycle and maturity of each customer.


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