After Blackout, Electric Power Rotation Restored in Brazil´s Crisis-ridden Amapá State

The blackout that affected thousands of Amapá residents was caused by a fire in a transformer in the capital Macapá substation, which caused the automatic shutdown of transmission lines and the two hidroelectric plants, which supply the region.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eleven days after a transformer fire left 13 of Amapá's 16 cities with no power, and on the very day of the first round of municipal elections - with the exception of the capital, Macapá, where the election was deferred for safety reasons - residents of 12 municipalities experienced a full day of uninterrupted supply.

According to the Amapá Electricity Company (CEA), the power supply worked in full all day on Sunday . . .

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