New fears of energy crisis in Venezuela

According to experts, Venezuela is at risk of an energy crisis similar to the one it suffered last year, which resulted in power cuts that seriously damaged its economy, reports the Agence France Presse (AFP).
 
It was thought that Hugo Chavez's government had put behind any fears of power cuts following heavy rain fall at the end of last year, which helped to replenish the country's largest hydroelectric facility, the Guri Dam.
 
It currently supplies electricity to over 70 per cent of the population.
 
However, a recent power cut exposed what many believe is still a frail energy system that unable to meet consumer demand.
 
"The crisis has not been discussed because demand has been low," Jose Aler, a researcher at Simon Bolivar University, told the AFP.
 
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