Gov't: Plan to reinforce Venezuelan power system is under way
A spokesman of the National Electricity Corporation said that by the end of the first half, 700 MW are expected to be added to the national electricity grid, thanks to maintenance works
The Venezuelan government is expected to add 4,000 to 4,500 megawatts to the National Electricity System (SEN) by the end of the year, informed Jesús Graterol, the National Electricity Corporation s commissioner for Energy Distribution, Commercialization and Rational and Efficient Use of Energy.
"We are reinforcing the SEN stability plan. Therefore, by the end of the first half of the year, 700 MW are expected to be added to the national electricity grid, thanks to maintenance works," the commissioner said. Graterol also stated that in addition to this, power generation plants with a capacity of 900 MW are expected to become fully operational in the first six months of the year.
He informed that "90% of the goals have been accomplished."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."