After the massive power outage in Venezuela, the self-appointed interim president Juan Guaidó has asked, among other things, Germany for technical assistance and advice. “In line with my powers as Transitional President, I have contacted energy experts in Germany, Brazil, Japan, and Colombia to ask for technical assistance and to find a way out of the crisis,” Guaidó said.
Parts of the country have already been cut off from the electricity supply since Thursday. Numerous shops were closed because of the power outage, in Caracas, the metro did not work, at the international airport were innumerable flights. On Monday, officials, workers, and students should stay home again.
According to the opposition, a bush fire near a high voltage power line had the power grid collapsed. Thereupon the turbines switched off in the hydroelectric power plant Guri. The government of NicolásMaduro, on the other hand, blamed a US-planned cyber attack for the blackout. “The discussions with Germany and Japan have allowed us to come up with a plan to get the Venezuelans out of the dark,” Guaidó said.