The Venezuelan government is planning an essential upgrade and modernization of its electric energy system. The project, called Mision Electrica Venezuela, seeks to address the power shortages that continue to plague the country.

Jesse Chacon, the minister of Electric Power, said that in the region of 5000 km of power transmission lines will be constructed in the state of Miranda, Europa Press reports.

While local newspaper Noticias 24 reports that Mision Electrica Venezuela is expected to add 1600 MW to the country’s electricity capacity – 600 MW from new power plants and the remainder from the refurbishment of its existing power infrastructures.

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