Electricity blackouts in Ecuador

Nov 6, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: BBC

Ecuador has introduced electricity rationing after a drought led to acute water shortages at the country's main hydro-electric power plant at Paute.

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 18 of18
latino_gringo

Guayaquil, Ecuador

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Nov 9, 2009
 
No electricity here for 8 hours a day! And no internet in homes for 10 hours, as it takes 2 hours or more for the internet company to get service to your location!

Correa, instead of getting a lone for $235 Million for a hydro plant. You should have gone to NORWAY! Beer is the NATIONAL DRINK here. Guess what people do when they drink??? NORWAY has the technology to turn human waste into ELECTRICAL POWER!!!!!!!
rainbow warrior

Quito, Ecuador

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Nov 10, 2009
 
The blackouts continue, and will do so for the next two months.
In Quito various sectors are blacked out for 4 hours at a time. These blackouts are scheduled, and prior warning can be obtained from the electric utility's website.
That being said, the BBC was obviously lied to, in typical Latin fashion, and believed it, in typical British fashion.
The power disruptions are very clearly diminishing the quality of life for all in Ecuador. Businesses which do not have generators are closing, traffic is strangled.
Visitors should be aware of increased food poisoning risks as no business ever throws spoiled food away, and in many cases doesn't even know that spoiled food is bad for people.
truth

Boston, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Nov 10, 2009
 

Judged:

1

BETTER start reading the story of what the US does in taking other countries natural resources. And also start thinking seriously about the Chemtrails. Do you think this is just a coincidence that now that the bases are out, now there is no electricity? Ask other countries about the relationship between lack of electricity and animosity toward the US government. Open you eyes. People are not jelous of the US. The poor people who go to the US are due to the same results of the same policies hidden from the American people about what they do to other countries. Wake up!
NWG

Maple Valley, WA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Nov 10, 2009
 
Truth...you are smoking what?
Norselady

Goshen, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Nov 11, 2009
 
American tourists/retirement candidates are seeking safety and a refuge from the rising cost of living in the U.S in small towns like Cotacachi and Vilcabama. We welcome comments from locals in these areas and suggestions on how to find the truth about current conditions.
rainbow warrior

Quito, Ecuador

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Nov 11, 2009
 
Norselady,
If you're seeking "safety" then Ecuador is the wrong place for you. Crime is up 400pct. with the new populist govt. It is no longer a crime to steal items less than $400 in value. Immigrants are coming from Cuba, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, etc. for the sole purpose of committing crimes and gaining dollars.
Among the traditional "locals" in Vilcabamba there exists a rising anti-gringo speculator sentiment as costs of land and services are rising due to the retiree's overpaying for everything.
Cotacachi and Otavalo are seeing a rise in crime as well as the gringo settlements are first surveilled, then raided. The police have little sympathy when the rich are robbed/assaulted.

Also, if you believe "Truth", you'd better watch out for those chemtrails and the drought!

Otherwise, if you can put up with the crime, martial law, and the fact that modern hospital facilities are over 3-12 hours away, depending on where you live, you'll do fine to retire here.
latino_gringo

Guayaquil, Ecuador

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Nov 11, 2009
 
truth wrote:
BETTER start reading the story of what the US does in taking other countries natural resources. And also start thinking seriously about the Chemtrails. Do you think this is just a coincidence that now that the bases are out, now there is no electricity? Ask other countries about the relationship between lack of electricity and animosity toward the US government. Open you eyes. People are not jelous of the US. The poor people who go to the US are due to the same results of the same policies hidden from the American people about what they do to other countries. Wake up!
Don't know what you've been eating or smoking, but the issue here is LACK OF RAIN! For the past 30 years this has been an on going issue. Correa had $700 Million dollars when he was elected for electricity improvements, but no one knows where the money is now.

Ecuador used to buy electricity from Colombia, but since Ecuador has essentially stopped diplomatic ties with Colombia, they can not buy electricity.

If you think that ever issue is caused my the US, then you better explore what the Bush administrations involvement in 9/11! Learn the facts!
Rachel

Washington, DC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Nov 18, 2009
 
All I know is that Ecuador is going thru a bad wrap. Poor people. The crimen is horrible, the laws corrupted and now they have no electricity.

All the stupid desicions by the goverment inflicts nothing but pain on the people.

They got rid of the Americans from Manta, a very bad move from Correa. They broke diplomatic relations with Colombia. Another stupid move. Thanks to Chavez who hates Americans.

I am sure the tourists are going to find a better place to spend holidays because of the high crimen and the rationed electricity.

Poor people from Ecuador. I don't know what is the solution. But I know Correa is not good for them. Neither are the weak and corrupted laws that protect the criminals.
MLC

Ithaca, MI

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Nov 19, 2009
 
I'm heading to Quito in the next month, should be nice to spend the holidays in the dark! I guess it's a way to slow life down--get away from the busy American life. Lol. Ecuador as a whole is getting a bad wrap (well said Rachel). Correa is Chavez's puppet hence the cut ties with Americans in Manta and with America-friendly Colombia. We all know the Ecuadorian government is corrupt, as are the police and any public officials. Crime as gone up, yes. But the real problem is the new laws allowing crime to go up. All in all, I hope this is just a phase and Ecuador will rise up again--making it the country is was on path to be. For now, be more cautious, don't make yourself look rich and you won't have too much to worry about! I know I'm certainly not going to cancel my trip of a few hours of electricity! Hell, it will probably force me to explore the TRUE ECUADOR even more!
Rachel

Washington, DC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Nov 24, 2009
 
MLC I am glad you are going to Quito. Good for you! Chavez is promising that on December the electric rationed will be only two hours vs four hours now. I think you will have a great time in Quito. It is such a beatiful city. I love the downtown colonial area. Just be careful because the crime is getting very bad. My father's housekeeper was assalted last Monday. She pointed out the criminals to the police and they were hesitating to make an arrest. The whole system is corrupted. The laws are horrible. Not even Rambo or the terminator can fight the crimen in Ecuador because the Judges will let the criminals free the next day.
I hope people get fed up and start fighting back. It is not the solution in a civilized world, but sometimes you have no choice.
Have a great trip and enjoy the delicious food. My favorite restaurant is La Ronda Cafe on the north area of Quito.
MLC

Ithaca, MI

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Nov 24, 2009
 
Rachel,
I will be sure to have a great time when I'm there. I only wish I could stay longer! This will be my third trip to Ecuador, so I'm not too worried about the crime. As long as you're aware of it and know you're situation you'll be fine. You are right thought, the whole system is corrupt. My in-laws live in a pretty nice area on the north side of Quito (El Batan) so I'll have to check out La Ronda Cafe. We might throw in a trip to Tonsupa or Puerto Lopez too! I love both of those places, but Quito is the heart beat of Ecuador and I love it too! And oh the food! That, I can't wait for...maybe so cuy if I have a chance. Umm. Again, I'll be sure to give a few update on Ecuador as a whole when I get back! Viva Ecuador!
jose

Ecuador

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Dec 12, 2009
 
Norselady wrote:
American tourists/retirement candidates are seeking safety and a refuge from the rising cost of living in the U.S in small towns like Cotacachi and Vilcabama. We welcome comments from locals in these areas and suggestions on how to find the truth about current conditions.
The truth is ECUADOR is going through an extreame dry season this year. I live in Esmeraldas and my cows have little grass left to graze on. The electrical outages are due in part to weather conditions, but also to old electrical grid systems and so many people stealing electric all over the country, especially in the rural areas. Ecuador isn't the safest place in the world, but if you use common sense, I don't see it as a real problem for visitors wanting to see such a diverse country and population. In the 7 years I have lived in Ecuador,I continue to marvel at this wonderful country and what it offers.
maggi grant-brown-rami rez

Orpington, UK

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Dec 13, 2009
 
i am married to an ecuadorian from quito we live in london but we visit the family in quito regularly they are all over quito north and south, i personally have never even seen crime there and i am definitly gringa looking as i am german/scots ancestry. i suppose living in south london has helped me there we have continual crime here probably worse than quito. do not be put off going to ecuador it is beautiful friendly and still the safest of all latin countries. we all have corrupt governments, look at the scandle of the mp spending and exoence accounts in the uk right now and thats only the stuff we know about! what else will emrge in the future about our government and m.ps
Pablo Quezada

Quito, Ecuador

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Dec 14, 2009
 
I love my Country and it is beautiful, I dont believe why people can write bad things about Ecuador. Our goverment is really good and it's fighting against ex- goverments which have made Ecuador a poor and corrupt country, In the news papers or tv there are bad information against our president because they protect their owners who are capitalists and explot our people. If you come to Ecuador dont believe what the media say, stay here for a couple days and you can see that Ecuador and its goverment is not like Venezuela and Chavez or Cuba and Fidel Castro. I can tell you that bacause i 've been in both countries. Correa has friendship with all presidents around the world.
Su Gente

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Dec 15, 2009
 
Truth, leave the drogas alone dude. Blaming the Americans for the electrical problemas en Ecuador? Recently the terrible Americans delivered 4 or 5 immensely large generators to help the major cities. But does La Prensa report this? Is it on your televisions? No, of course not. But, as I have said before, when your countries need U.S. just call because we continue to be stupid enough to help even though people like you continue to ignore the facts that we, the U.S.A., is not your problem. Your problem is much closer to Quito, Caracas, y otro ciudades with Presidents who endanger your country and cause your own people to suffer. The TRUTH is hard to handle, isn't it? By the way, change your name. Please. Es verdad amigo.
People

Quito, Ecuador

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Dec 18, 2009
 
Ecuador is not in the darkness, is only three hous in a day (monday to friday), and the weekends we have electrcity all two days. The goverment of Lucio Gutierrez had to finish the MAZAR project but it ddn't, and The San Francisco had a bad contract against Ecuador, that is why our president had to break up this contract. It means that it is the ex-goverments foult. Our goverment can't build a huge electricity plant in only three years, even our goverment is working hard against the the bad situation of Ecuador. In adittion Ecuador is passing for a bad weather that in 40 years never have happened. That is the real situation , no what the local media say.
latino_gringo

Guayaquil, Ecuador

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Dec 18, 2009
 
truth wrote:
BETTER start reading the story of what the US does in taking other countries natural resources. And also start thinking seriously about the Chemtrails. Do you think this is just a coincidence that now that the bases are out, now there is no electricity? Ask other countries about the relationship between lack of electricity and animosity toward the US government. Open you eyes. People are not jelous of the US. The poor people who go to the US are due to the same results of the same policies hidden from the American people about what they do to other countries. Wake up!
If you had done your research you would have been enlightened about the lack of rain in Ecuador. There is no water due to NO RAIN!

Your post is pointless.....maybe you live in the 'Republic of Cambridge'?
njdinmtl

Mascouche, Canada

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Mar 11, 2012
 
Hi, looking for some info on Ecuador? Can anyone living there please tell me the condition of your skies? Are there Chemtrails/Geo-Engineering plumes from airplanes? Thanks.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 18 of18
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

7 Users are viewing the Ecuador Forum right now

Search the Ecuador Forum:
Topic Updated Last By Comments
bbm pins for sexting and swapping pics (Dec '12) 5 hr Ethan 782
bbm pins hot and dirty (Sep '13) Tue sophie 6
'The Galapagos Affair' documents trouble in par... Mon Bradley 1
Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano Spews Ash After Exp... Mon Bradley 1
ingat ini Apr 10 yui 1
Japan's Conspiracy Strategy Is Insidious (Nov '11) Apr 9 yasuo 12
A Lesson from Ecuador (Mar '12) Apr 6 ASIAN LATINO VIBES 9
•••
•••
•••
•••