Drought Led to Energy Crisis in Venezuela

18.04.2016

Venezuelan authorities have had to reduce the working week to four days because of problems with electricity, caused by prolonged drought. Water level in the reservoir of the Guri HPP fell to critical, despite the fact that this station produces 70% of all electricity consumed in the country.

Drought Led to Energy Crisis in Venezuela

President Nicolas Maduro also ordered all the state industrial enterprises to reduce energy consumption by 20%, and to use generators for 4 hours daily in shopping malls and hotels. The decree will be valid until June 6, threatening with penalties for its failure. In addition, Maduro asked women to refuse from hair driers for this period of time.