More than 300,000 homes were affected by a power outage.
Several hundred INMESOL generator sets are providing service across Chile. Most of this equipment are operating in stand-by mode and ensure power supply in case of mains failure, as it happened this past Saturday after the heaviest snowfall ever reported that affected the high areas in the city of Santiago.
Snowfalls in Santiago de Chile are uncommon. However, due to a cold snap this past weekend, specifically, during the early hours of Saturday 15th, there was a snow storm so intense that caused fallen power lines, falling of trees, traffic jams, and some road accidents across the city.
Many companies and homes were able to be powered by these stand-by generator sets, and barely noticed the consequences of the fallen power lines and the resulting lack of electrical supply, so necessary in situations where temperatures are extremely low (so far, this was the coldest weekend of the year in the country).