The Darkside of Football in these News Brazil 2014
A study by the state agency regulating the electricity sector (Aneel) reported that there is a possibility of power outages occurring in the stadiums during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This problem is a common one when hosting a World Cup, as the amount of energy required to keep up everything running is valuated in millions of dollars. With this comes the entire needed infrastructure that must be constructed for the World Cup, including hotels, restaurants and new power plants.
In a confidential report, whose contents were revealed by the newspaper “Folha de Sao Paulo,” the agency warns that projects to ensure the supply of electricity are behind schedule in some of the 12 World Cup host cities. It is reminded to every reader that the monetary infusion any government must do with a World Cup is huge. This is the expense behind millions of individuals that from all around the world will come to cheer their respective countries in the soccer pitch.
The most serious problems have been detected in Porto Alegre and Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, which next June 15 will receive the opening match of the Confederations Cup between Brazil and Japan. This match promises to be one of the most interesting games of the cup, as both the Japan and Brazil teams are in top shape.
To banish the possibility of blackouts during the World Cup, the Brazilian government commissioned generation companies and distribution 163 projects, including installation of new transmission and distribution lines and the expansion and modernization of power stations. It remains to be seen if they will be able to follow the schedule and complete all the projects before the dawn of Brazil 2014.
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