|India (saving electricity)|
This is from Businessweek news today and is once again showing us the fragility of our system when exposed to nature's forces. Don't underestimate these conditions. I'm counting on containment of this but then I am an optimist......the pragmatist in me says to keep preparing....
Officials blamed forces beyond their control. India depends on the summer monsoon for much of its annual rainfall, but so far this year’s rains have been disappointing. The less-than-normal rainfall has put strains on India’s hydroelectric power supply, which accounts for 19 percent of the country’s 205-gigawatt generation capacity but has dropped nearly 20 percent in the first six months of the financial year because of the delayed monsoon rains. N.R. Nayak, chairman of the state-owned company that operates the electric grid for northern India, told reporters on July 30 that “dry monsoons resulted in less hydro power being in the grid, which is why some states may have reached beyond their scheduled supply purchases to meet demand.”