Venezuelan energy system target of ‘terrorist attack’ – Authorities

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Moscow – Venezuela’s electricity minister, Nestor Revelor on Monday said terrorist attacked Venezuela’s power system resulting in power outages in several regions of the country, including the capital city.

“We to report on a new attack on the country’s national electric system. The act was a “terrorist attack.’’

On Sunday, local reported at least seven states, Zulia, Merida, Tachira, Aragua, Carabobo, Nueva Esparta, and Falcon experienced a partial power outage.  Seven other states experienced problems with internet connectivity.

The power problems were caused by an explosion at a big substation in the city of Santa Cruz in the Aragua state, the minister said and noted the transformer was attacked.

“Fortunately, we have already restored the power supply in the area of the metropolitan district and we are currently in the process of fully renovating the supply of electricity in the states of Zulia, Tachira, Nueva Esparta which suffered from the blow,’’ Revelor added.

In March 2019, Venezuela experienced big-scale power outages. The first was an accident at the country’s largest hydroelectric station at the Guri Dam on March 7.

It led to the biggest blackout in the country’s history, leaving 20 of the 23 states with no energy.

On March 25, the country suffered another major blackout with disruption to electricity in 21 states. (Sputnik/NAN)