RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Amapá suffered a new power outage this Wednesday, which affected 13 municipalities, after a failure in communication with the National Interconnected System (SIN), informed this Wednesday the Amapá Electricity Company (CEA), company responsible for the distribution of energy in the State.
The supply was 100% normalized in the affected areas at 12:10 pm, the company pointed out, adding that the municipalities not affected were Oiapoque, Laranjal do Jari and Vitória do Jari.
In a note, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) explained that the power supply failure occurred after a shutdown at the Macapá Substation, which caused an estimated interruption of 184 MW of load. The ONS also said that “it will evaluate the causes of the occurrence with the agents involved”.
CEA and ONS highlighted in separate notes that they acted promptly to start the system recomposition and so that the complete energy supply in Macapá and other affected cities was reestablished as soon as possible.
When contacted, the Macapá Power Transmitter Lines (LMTE), which operates the Macapá Substation, stated that there was an interruption of a few minutes in the operation of one of the Macapá Substation facilities, during preventive maintenance, “due to a voltage surge originating in the medium voltage lines that are not operated by LMTE, that is, outside LMTE’s operations”.
The company also said that “the power outage that occurred this morning should not happen in Amapá, even with the momentary unavailability of transmission equipment, since the supply system in the region does not depend exclusively on the facilities operated by LMTE and encompasses a systemic chain of generation and distribution that should foresee redundancies and mechanisms to avoid load cuts”.
(By Marta Nogueira)
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