Iran is suffering the effects of a drought described as the worst in 50 years. The root cause of the water and power failures, according to protesters, is long-standing government inefficiency and corruption rather than the drought. Power outages have exacerbated the crisis, since many people use electricity-powered pumps to get water inside their homes.
Zambia was hit by an almost countrywide electricity cut. Much of the country, including the capital Lusaka and the Copperbelt region, which is home to the majority of Zambia’s copper mines, was without power for hours.
Some batches of coronavirus vaccines have to be destroyed after a power failure in the vaccination centre in Ghent. The centre’s emergency generator, that was supposed to provide electricity in case of such a power failure, did not work.
Power failures in Bengaluru from July 26 to 31. Power will be suspended from 10 am to 5 pm on all five days. the power cut is for replacing 15 old 11KV Areva switchgear with new MEI switchgear of Bank-1 and Bank-2, at 66/11kv Austin Town Sub-Station.
A major power failure in Central America cut electricity to some 15 million residents, with the worst impact felt in Honduras and Nicaragua, according to regional power operator EOR, as efforts to get the lights back on were ramped up.
When KPLC turns off the lights, sometimes it can take hours to come back, but other times, as soon as you report it.Now There are easy ways to do this, like on Twitter it is possible by sending a DM or a complaint tweet, KPLC also provides a USSD code that you can use to report the power failure.
In Punjab, for almost two weeks, the entire state, including urban areas, has been facing massive power failures. Farmers are among those who the hit hard, as they are not getting the promised eight-hour supply for paddy transplantation.
Over the past few weeks, districts across Tamil Nadu have been witnessing at least three or four hours of power failure every day. This at a time when the people are already vexed about the government’s steadfast refusal to extend the deadline to pay electricity bills.
A number of unintended consequences can come with technology-enabled health services. These include disruptions due to power failure, and sudden faults in technology while professionals are attending to patients.
The authorities must put in place contingency plans at Covid-19 vaccination centers to deal with eventualities such as a power failure. The blackout in Kuching, Malaysia led to overcrowding and showed a lack of planning and foresight.
Unscheduled power cuts at frequent intervals has affected residents across Mayurbhanj district. For citizens, more than power failure, lack of prompt response to complaints by authorities concerned, is adding to their hassles.
Power failure reported after a drizzle in Karachi. Power consumers complained about shutdowns and outages in many areas. There could be threats of urban flooding and more failures because of the Monsoon season, which begins in Pakistan on July 1st and lasts till Sept 30.
The current power failures are devastating for businesses in all sectors of the economy and are creating hardship for citizens in South Africa, Busa said. The power utility says a number of generating units had gone down amid high power consumption because of the cold weather. Persistent load shedding will cripple South Africa’s economic recovery, without an urgent solution being found to the planned power cuts, said Economist Mike Schussler.
Residents of Palampur lodged a protest over the power failure in their villages for the past three days. Villagers said it was difficult to stay without power supply in the scorching heat. Residents were forced to spend their nights in the open due to high temperatures at this time of the season.