In the regulations issued, it was noted that the different agencies were instructed to “implement the pertinent measures in order to maintain the necessary guards to preserve the continuity of essential services.”
In explaining the decision, the Government stated that “the sustained economic reactivation experienced in various sectors of the national economy during the course of 2021 and up to now has resulted in a considerable increase in energy demand“, something that these days it was boosted by the “extreme heat wave” which registers temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius.
“The National Executive Power is obliged to contribute to mitigate the conditions in which, temporarily, the inhabitants of the country may be affected, adopting urgent measures, of rapid implementation and short duration, for which it has been decided to reduce the presence in the activities of the National Public Administration in order to avoid the consumption of electrical energy in all the properties affected to their normal operation “, he remarked.
And he added: “It is thus propitious provide that on January 13 and 14, 2022, starting at TWELVE (12) hours, from which time the highest peaks in energy consumption are verified, the agents of all jurisdictions, agencies and entities of the National Public Sector referred to in article 8 of Law No. 24,156, perform the provision of services through the modality of provision of remote work, if possible, refraining from staying or going to their usual places of work “.
The Government also indicated that the “effort of various sectors of the country is foreseen, which will voluntarily reduce the consumption of electrical energy in order to help the population to maintain water and electricity services. “
The measure does not apply to the personnel of the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes “Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán” (ANLIS); the federal Security Forces; the Armed Forces; the Federal Penitentiary Service; Health and the health system; national park rangers; the Federal Fire Management System; of the National Directorate of Migrations; banking institutions and financial entities.