Electricity service in Caracas and the rest of the country begins to recover gradually.
Several sectors of the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, and in different states of the country already have electricity service from early morning of this Sunday, March 10.
Users have reported on social networks that between 04h50 (local time) and 06H05 (local time), electricity reached the sectors of San Martin, La Florida, La Urbina, El Marqués, Petare, Los Dos Caminos, La Pastora , Los Ruices, Macaracuay, Chacaíto and Bello Monte, as well as localities located in Libertador, Baruta and Sucre municipalities.
El Sistema Eléctrico Nacional ha sido objeto de múltiples ataques cibernéticos que ocasionaron su caída y han impedido los intentos de reconexión nacional. Sin embargo, hacemos grandes esfuerzos para, en las próximas horas, restaurar el suministro de forma estable y definitiva. pic.twitter.com/C1dJGuWxSD
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) March 10, 2019
The National Electric Corporation of Venezuela (Corpoelec) indicated that the electrical system will be gradually restored. This restoration occurs after three days of blackouts in the country.
Reportan varias zonas de Caracas donde el servicio eléctrico se ha reestablecido durante la mañana de este domingo #10Mar
Propatria, Catia, Macaracuay, Pinto Salinas, 23 de Enero, Fuerzas Armadas, San Martin, El Paraíso, El Valle, San Bernardino, Alta Florida, Los Chorros…
— VTV CANAL 8 (@VTVcanal8) March 10, 2019
On Thursday, March 7, a cyber attack was perpetrated against the control system of the El Guri hydroelectric plant, leaving the Venezuelan population without electricity since then.
According to photographs taken by teleSUR correspondents early on Sunday morning, you could see buildings in the city fully illuminated; a proof that the flow of electricity is returned to homes in the Venezuelan capital.
According to the authorities, this national blackout was incited by factions backed by foreigners who tried to destabilize the president, Nicolás Maduro. The president stressed that the attack “affected everyone equally and without political distinction.”
The automated control system of the Simón Bolívar Hydroelectric Plant, popularly known as El Guri, was attacked. Within this high-tech plant, three of the five backup generators were sabotaged electronically, the vice president of the Communication, Tourism and Culture Sector, Jorge Rodríguez, said in a statement on Thursday.
In addition, Rodriguez clarified on Friday that reports circulating that 79 people died in hospitals due to a power failure were false.
#VenezuelaResiste La lluz llega a Urbanización el Marqués Parroquia Petare, al este del Area Metropolitana de Caracas. El segundo hospital más grande de la Gran Caracas.
Fotos: Telesur VZLA. pic.twitter.com/J019LwsKrb
— teleSUR TV (@teleSURtv) March 10, 2019
We will have more information as the electricity supply is normalized in the country.
Translated by JRE/EF