The project had an investment of $ 4’323.280 and has a power transformer with a capacity of 20/25 MVA. It supplies 59,000 inhabitants of the area.
María Plaza is convinced that the electric power service will improve. It considers that the work of the Jaramijó Substation and the 69 kV subtransmission line – from the Manta 2 Substation to the new electrical system – will prevent the blackouts.
She lives in the citadel La Victoria, where the plant was built on land donated by the Municipality of Jaramijó, Manabí. The work, which was inaugurated on Thursday, August 30 and has an investment of $ 4’323,280, is part of the Reconstruction Plan for the Affected Areas (Priza) due to the earthquake, implemented by the previous government.
It has a power transformer with a capacity of 20/25 MVA at a level of 69 / 13.8 kV that will allow distribution in the canton, which will benefit 59,000 inhabitants of the area and surrounding areas.
Jaramijó with Manta and Montecristi are part of the tuna industrial axis of Manabí. The minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Carlos Pérez, explained that this substation transmits energy that arrives from Manta 2 and passes it to Jaramijó.
“The idea is that we have energy for 30 years in the whole area, which allows the growth of the industrial and residential sector, which today consumes less than 5 MWA and with all that has been done is to grow and have to expand”.
Wilfrido Veintimilla, manager of the National Electricity Corporation, said that this project was desired by the canton 20 years ago and that before the project the sector used two substations, such as Manta 2 -which supplied the residential and commercial sectors- and a feeder that came from the Montecristi Substation 2 that covered the needs of the industrial sector. (I)