Energetic crisis in my country

@edxcast (1169)
Ecuador
November 7, 2009 12:21pm CST
Hi mylotter, well for you to know my country is an energetic crisis. Yesterday they cut off the electricy dividing it on sectors(each one with a different schedule, 7 hours in total). It actually began two days ago without notice. And it will continue through at least a month(or more). So you must imagine how i was this days, having nothing to do. I spend my time sleeping. More important the economic loss are getting worrying. How about your country, have you ever been in this situation? What did you do or what would you do, if suddenly you are without electricity for 4 hours or so?. Pd: In half an hour electricity company is gonna cut my electricity until 6 pm. See ya until then
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@danitykane (3193)
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
Oh no! I really know how it feels! I myself experienced it a number of times after our country hit by a thunderstorm. It happens everyday and it pisses me off. It makes my day uneasy and bad. I know I need to be patient but it took 6 to 7 hours in a day before I could get my life back!..hahaha.. I mean my electricity back. I am so glad that all is fine now and I just hope this will continue. With your case, I don't get the point of cutting electricity on households to save energy. I'm not being selfish or anything but there are lots of ways to conserve energy other than getting what is already yours. I mean, how about people who need electricity 24/7 like the ones who are bed rest/bed ridden or people who has life support or like my friend who needs to have his asthma inhaler which all uses electricity. I just hope they find other ways to resolve this problem. Happy Lotting!
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
8 Nov 09
Hi danity, lol, life = electricity. Yeah pretty much my scenario. I mean without electricity i spend my time sleeping. Well the problem in here is that electricity works with an hidroelectric plant. And the river´s tidal is really low, so they need to cut us down for the river´s tidal to grow up. The reason why is so low, is because it hasnt rain like in 6 months. Well they dont they cut the electricity in everywhere. Electricity in the industry sector and in hospitals arent part of the cut. Thank you so much for the response see ya and happylotting.
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• Philippines
8 Nov 09
oh that's why..I just hope everything will be okay... while on this other side of the world (Philippines) rain pours every now and then. We are experiencing typhoons and thunderstorms..isn't weird.. when you need rain we have it.. Well, I just hope everything will be alright. Happy Lotting!
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@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
13 Nov 09
oh im sorry to hear you having that kind of problems. Well today the time of the cut was reduced, it was of 5 hours(4 hours on the morning and 1 hour on the afternoon). So how is Philipines doing?
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
7 Nov 09
Hi edxcast, that's a long stretch at a time to be without electric, why don't they turn everyones off after midnight or would that not save enough at all. We have regualar power losses here either with repairs of lines or bad weather which ususally list four hours + and mainly during the winter. Two years ago we lost it for two hours every day at unspecified times with a strike which went over a month. It would have been easier to deal with if we knew what time it was due to go off. I sympathise with your situation, it is indeed a total pain for you all there.
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@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
8 Nov 09
Hi thea09 thank you so much for the response. The thing is after midnight there is not so much usage of the electricity(comparing to the afternoons) so there is really no point of doing it. The reason why they doing it, is because the river which supply the flow for the hidroelectric plant, is very low. So they need to cut as off to save up and save the flow of the river.
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
8 Nov 09
I actually just presumed you were writing from the Philipines as they are experiencing the same problems there, but when I saw you mention the problems with the river I checked and you're from Ecuador. You're the first mylotter I've come across from there. So are there no contingency plans if the river dried up completely, can't the government look to hook up with electricity from another area? I wish I could send you our constant rain.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
8 Nov 09
Hehe yeah im from Ecuador. Im not the only one from here(checking on mylot population), but i do think im the only one who is active. Im sorry to hear philiphines are experiencing the same trouble. I think they dont have any plan B, they are just waiting for rain on that place. The government also are in the proccess of new projects but nothing on the short term that could help us out with this problem. Lol if you find a way to send us the rain please do it so. See ya
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
8 Nov 09
Our lives and productivity has been too much dependent on electricity so without it, there's really nothing much we can do aside from relaxing or doing something that doesn't require electricity. We use to have 4-6 hours before and life was terrible. It was in the summer and the temperature gets so hot, no aircons and fans so people started buying generator and the noise is equally unbearable.
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• Canada
8 Nov 09
Yes...the noise of a generator can be annoying...but it is a simple fix! Build a small, insulated house with cement building blocks, with an exhaust port, and a proper lid! Thus, the noise is highly muffled, and NOT intrusive! I am very conscious of my neighbours, and the consequences of my actions, and my neighbours say they never hear the generator on! I am not talking a huge obnoxious structure, just a unit barely larger than the generator! I guess it is easier for me, as I grew up 'til age of 12 without electricity, so have adapted easier, to the power outages! Happy Sunday...and Cheers!
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
8 Nov 09
Oh i didnt knew the noise of the generators were annoying. Except for the commercial usage, its not common for people to buy generators in here. Im sorry to hear you have the same problem. And in here climate is also hot, so with no ventilation the heat gets really a pain.
@kush20006 (515)
• India
7 Nov 09
electricity cuts are there to save for future i think
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@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
7 Nov 09
hi kush thnx for the response. Well you are right, although it could have been prevented. In here, inversion on electricity plants are almost none. The thing is electricity in here is powered up with water (hidroelectric powerplant). But the water flow has been minimum because it have not rain in months.
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
7 Nov 09
Truly sorry that you are experiencing these times without power! It truly shows how dependent one can be on a single source! I do not know the country that you are referring too...but here in Canada, our governments are making serious headway in having other reliable power sources like;wind, solar and power is now even being generated by the tidal movements of the ocean, and ocean waves. I live in a remote area, we do experience many outages in the winter, so I opted to purchase a generator....as our outages can be for many days! I am sorry that you are experiencing this...can you cook alternatively? Take care!
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
8 Nov 09
Hi pregammano, well im from Ecuador. Electricity in here mostly works from hidroelectric plants, few use wind, and even fewer use solar energy. There havent been a good investment by the governments on this sector. In your case, I think you made a good choice buying a generator, that way it wouldnt give you any problem anymore. As for the cooking, well i think it can work with gas, so no problem there(i dont really cook cause im 18, and live with my parents, so dont really worry about the cooking). Oh and you are right we are so dependent of one source. Thank you for your words and take care yourself as well.
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@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
8 Nov 09
Hi Shirly, you've just reminded me of my back up plan which I completely forgot about yesterday when I was in a town, not a generator but one of those tiny gas rings with bottle attached, for at least making coffee on.
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@mac_fish (723)
• China
8 Nov 09
Hi,chati,here,sorry for that. THE rush hour of electricity in a year is winter in ur coutry?How long did it last? I think that's the business of ur government.they gather the power into the places those they can benefit from,like factories,when U encounter rush hour. maybe I assum every country has its own power crisis,water is a big problem in my nation.Cutting is just a temporary action to solve problem,it seems most effective in some aspect for the goverment,so we ofen encounter that situation, Have a nice day, and keep dropping by. Chati.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
8 Nov 09
Hi Lei, well no its not winter actually in here. The thing is it hasnt rain in a lot of times and the river´s tidal that supplies the power to the hidroelectric plant is really low. So without that river the plant doesnt have the neccesary energy to supply all of the population. The government at least let us know when they are gonna cut our electricity.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
11 Aug 12
The demand for electricity is increasing by leaps and bounds but the production is not increasing proportionately. The result is load-shedding for hours. If the government is not serious enough to tackle the situation, it may be out of control and new industries may not be set up thus increasing the problem of unemployment.