We are always have blackouts somewhere in the country. Even if you happen to be attached to a 24 hr circuit. Just the other day I had to have a microwave and refrigerator fixed to to power surges. Transformer was putting out 190 volts on a 110v circuit, then we were out for around 24 hr before was fixed. Continually under supplied lots of this is due to theft or entire barrios without meters. Plus I would guess that a lot of the infrastructure was put in during Trujillo's time and has not been upgraded.