A breakfast without crack or cookies in the Electric Cooperative

Juan Carlos Chagas is alternating his life in Buenos Aires with returning to his Concordia every week, faithful to his roots and without worrying about a position, he plays political libero.

The week before last he was at the Villa Adela club, at whose headquarters the Argentine Delegation -when he was president of Salto Grande- carried out important works for the club that had repercussions on the social and sporting aspects of the populous neighborhood of the city.

Last time, she visited the Jewish Museum and spoke with the directors of the electric cooperative, Dr. Marcelo Spinelli and Cdor. MartĂ­n Santana with whom he is seen sitting in the office of the director with bitter mate and without cookies.

They talked about the works that Concordia needs and that the cooperative promotes, such as a new transforming substation, the green hydrogen that could be produced here and other undertakings that transcend economics and established their position on the needs of the city and the concordia that it needs and which, he said, “you represent for being from two opposing parties that have been able to coexist in peace and harmony and this can be the symbol of the harmony that is to come.”

The cooperative members told the visitor some complexities and the works that the Concordia Cooperative has in the pipeline to expand and improve the service to consumers, for example, a new transformer station that would require a significant investment by the entity.

Chagas spoke of the opportunity that the Hydrogen era represents and the potential that the numerous hydroelectric plants in Argentina, among others Salto Grande, hold in this regard, at a time when the new source of energy is already in full development in central countries.

They talked about the cost of the residential tariff – home consumption – in a key week in which its updating is beginning to be discussed in public hearings at the national level.

All expressed their concern in this regard given the economic situation in the country, but without denying that the aforementioned update is necessary if they want to reduce the subsidies that increase the fiscal deficit.

Although the new rate table to be approved will leave aside the most compromised segments of the population, any adjustment is automatically translated into daily life in various areas.


In another passage of the meeting, the visitor put on the table the latest figures released precisely by the Cooperative, in which Concordia has an industrial demand of just 9 percent and other cities such as GualeguaychĂș 54 percent.

“This is a key piece of information – Chagas explained to the journalists – for the development and growth of a community because without industries and production, it is difficult to give people work, much less boost an economy like ours in Concordia.”

Spinelli recounted the proposals that the entity has made at the national level in sectoral meetings and Santana, as an accountant, described the financial picture of the distributors in general and the cooperatives in particular.

The three agreed to move forward in raising awareness of the value of energy and for this they considered the role of the media to be key, also highlighting the close relationship they maintain with the governor of the province Gustavo Bordet and the Argentine leadership of CTM.

Justicialista Chagas praised the fact that two leaders of different political affiliations coexist in the Concordia Cooperative’s leadership – radical Spinelli and Justicialista Santana – stressing that “this is the path to follow. There are issues of common interest that go beyond a supporter shirt.