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Heat: blackout during the night in Turin, consumption increased

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Energy, Landini:

(ANSA) – TURIN, 17 JUN – Several districts of Turin remained in the dark last night and last night due to some blackouts that lasted from half an hour to 3 and a half hours as in the Vanchiglietta area. According to reports from the IREN, there were some faults on the medium voltage network, with the return to service during the night.

That of the summer blackouts, particularly in the month of June, when the hours of sunlight are long, is a phenomenon that tends to recur, and the cause, as known, are the high temperatures that cause stress to the underground cables, together with the greater demand for electricity by users.

Only in the last week in Turin there was an increase in consumption of 11-12% compared to the previous week. A few years ago, Iren started a resilience plan for the gradual replacement of the network to equip it with cables that can better withstand the change in consumption and the changed climatic conditions. According to the findings of the energy company, at the moment consumption has returned to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019. (ANSA).

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Source: Ansa

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