Electrical Power Crisis in Colombia threatening

Posted on March 12, 2016 • Filed under: Colombia

panampost.com reported Colombia’s new Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia, Maria Lorena Gutiérrez, said that there will be power cuts in the country in two weeks time if energy savings don’t reach between 5 percent and 10 percent of current consumption levels.

Gutiérrez also said that a failure to regulate energy consumption has brought about today’s energy crisis. “70% of consumption is in homes and small businesses,” explained the minister.

She added that there will be incentives and penalties for those who save or waste energy. “People will care because they will be rewarded, but if they overspend the charges can double.” Read Article

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