Load shedding, except in Bangalore

From a recent article in the Deccan Herald:

Load shedding is official now. Following a spurt in consumption of power and the breakdown of two power generating units, the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) has decided to impose half-an-hour load shedding during peak hours — both during morning and evening — across urban Karnataka barring Bangalore City.

According to sources, the KPTCL on March 17 has dispatched an order to all Electricity Supply Companies (Escoms) asking them to impose 30 minutes’ load shedding in all urban areas, except Bangalore City, to tide over the shortage.

I’m not complaining–I’m as happy as the next guy that we can have the fan to combat this stifling heat.

But, if we’re getting power at the expense of others in the state, shouldn’t we be using the power sensibly? Uncle Ben, the wise man, supposedly said, With great power comes great responsibility.

Like the responsibility to turn off the fan when you’re not in the room. Or the lights. Or the TV. Or, here’s a scary thought–don’t use the AC and use a fan instead. I’ll stop here but if you’re interested, you can get more information on saving power here, here and here.

One final thought. You know what’s the best thing about conserving power? You’ll save money on your electricity bill. Maybe I’ll be able to afford that AC after all.


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