Chile: Report indicates more than 1300 power outages in 2011 due to kite flying

Posted on August 27, 2012 • Filed under: Chile, Enviromental Issues

According to the Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC), the cuts resulted in 2444 hours without power in different parts of the country. The Superintendency of Electricity and Fuels (SEC) issued a call to self, when kite flying during the Fiestas Patrias, then that in 2011 there were more than 1,300 outages by events related to the use of kites. The call of the regulator seeks to prevent minors kites rise in areas close to power lines, causing electrocution and burns children when they try to recover these elements trapped in electricity networks. But not only is there an imminent danger to children and their families, but it also produces significant damage to the facility, which is transformed into the power outage for residents. According to figures from the SEC, in 2011 there were a total of 1,329 interruptions by events related to the use of kites, throughout the country, which resulted in a total of 2,444 hours without electricity. Read Article

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