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.
Power failures have been brought under the spotlight in different parts of Iran. Officials blamed the blackouts on a natural gas shortage, a prolonged drought that disturbed the hydroelectricity plants, and the bitcoin mining in the country.
In Amrit Kaur Hospital while laborers digging to set up a new oxygen plant in the hospital, they accidentally struck the electricity cable causing a power failure. During this time a woman patient died. Relatives present on the spot accused the hospital of negligence and said that she died due to low oxygen pressure. The electricity was resumed a couple of hours later.
Many Iranian cities have suffered large power failures, that have disrupted factory production, hospital treatment, telecommunications, and people’s lives in general. Covid-19 patients are being endangered by the lack of an oxygen machine.
In Patna were affected by unclean water inundating several streets. The waterlogging left power failures and most communication channels were reportedly disrupted. The Patna airport has suspended all flight operations. More than four persons died due to lightning.
Power failure in Ayase, Japan, left about 9,000 houses without power. The power outage in the city also resulted in some traffic lights being turned off. The cause of the outage is yet to be established.
A major power outage occurred in Karachi due to the tripping of a high-tension transmission line, supply to associated grids was affected. The power supply was restored later in the majority of areas. The last massive power breakdown took place less than five months ago, plunging the entire country into darkness.