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gomera blackout

La Gomera's blackout
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Millions in losses and ruined businesses, the cost of La Gomera's blackout.

The blackout caused significant economic losses to companies and individuals throughout the island, and many foods ended up in the trash


Zero energy. With this expression are popularly called the great electrical blackouts that, unfortunately, have been suffering the Islands and whose last episode suffered La Gomera.



No building, business or house that did not have its own generator or generator set had electricity supply throughout the island. All this in high season and with 85% hotel occupancy. The electric zero leaves a bill that is beginning to be calculated, but which will include millions of euros, businesses in ruin and an image of tourism that has been stained.

 

The blackout took place in the early hours of the 30th, due to a fire at Endesa's thermal power plant in El Palmar, near the island's capital, San Sebastián de La Gomera. Around 28,000 people (the sum of the registered population plus the tourists present on the island, according to official sources) were, at least, a whole day without regular electricity.



The operation launched by the Government of the Canary Islands and the Gomeran Cabildo, in which Endesa also participated, tried to alleviate the ravages of the blackout as quickly as possible. They did so by mobilizing the generators that were on other islands – and some arrived from the Peninsula – to provide energy coverage to the entire island as quickly as possible.



The total electrical normality did not arrive until last Wednesday, thanks to the 14 generator sets put in place. Now, it's time to do the math. Casimiro Curbelo, president of the Cabildo de La Gomera, explains to DIARIO DE AVISOS that it is still early to assess the damages and quantify them, but he does not rule out that they are substantial.



The Canarian politician, who leads ASG, affirms that the company responsible for the electricity supply of the island, "has been very predisposed to assume all the damages" that are demanded. However, remember that Endesa is "responsible for a service that has failed".



If you want to read the full article https://diariodeavisos.elespanol.com/202...ra-apagon/
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