Brownouts Ruin the Day

@acelawrites (10748)
Philippines
August 17, 2016 4:51pm CST
I was not able to myLot yesterday due to that 10 hours power interruption. There was a prior announcement, but still our daily activities were so much affected it. I hope the "energy men" did their fixing so fine, so there will be no more power outages in the future. This is also the reason why I hate to see people wasting electricity; it is one of the reasons why Electric companies resort to cutting supply, saying they are on a critical level. People should know that it does not matter if they are capable of paying the bills, but think of conserving power also; and for the sake of the environment.
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@hereandthere (24137)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
do you see homes or businesses that have solar panels in your region?
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
In our coordination meeting with the design professionals for our hotel last night, they asked if we had plans to go solar but at this time, it's still too expensive so we said no.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
It is one of my wishes, to have solar panels installed in our home. I had attended a seminar about it and maybe when we have the funds, we will have it installed.
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
@acelawrites I think it's even more expensive to install for homes.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Aug 16
Our power was out for a day last week. We were warned of the stoppage but we were away anyway so it didn't really affect us.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
19 Aug 16
It is good you were advised about it. I thought it was only us who experiences brownouts.
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Aug 16
@acelawrites We don't often have them - only when they need to do maintenance.
@SIMPLYD (75371)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
That is true . And those who cheats like putting on jumpers , they should stop doing it . Indeed , brownouts ruin the day my friend . I can relate when it happens here too .
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
They should go after power thieves who also contribute to system losses which is charged to the legitimate consumers.
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@SIMPLYD (75371)
• Philippines
19 Aug 16
@acelawrites Correct !
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@velvet53 (15393)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug 16
I am sorry to hear this. My three older grandchildren are bad about turning off lights and such. When they have to start paying the bills they will look at things differently. Hopefully they will!
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
It is true, children do not know yet or the are not so conscious on how it is to save on resources.
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@velvet53 (15393)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug 16
@acelawrites Very true. We are always telling them to turn off the lights and they don't listen. I know what would happen to me when I was a kid and didn't turn out the lights.
@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
We should be really using energy/electricity properly
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
Every consumer should really be conscious about it.
@Macarrosel (7636)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
Nowadays conservation of energy is really needed to prevent power outage. Good thing we never experience brownout anymore here in the western part .
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
19 Aug 16
So good you don't have it. They say there was maintenance they had to do so they cut off power supply.
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
10 hours is too long. We ought to conserve energy for it will help to prevent shortage of energy.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
Yes, it is almost whole day yesterday. Tre, we have to conserve energy and providers must improve their services too; lower the rates.
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
18 Aug 16
Indeed .. it's very inconvenient to have long hours of power outage ..
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
Yes, though this time of the year it is cooler in our place, and the winds are strong, and soothing.
• United States
18 Aug 16
sadly the more technology one's access to, the more electricity gets used :( i hope they got all repaired 's well, hon. folks don't think 'f conservin' much 'f anythin' these days 't seems...jest cry when such's gone.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
So true, people do not realize sooner or later the resources will be depleted if they continue on abusing the use of it.
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• Philippines
18 Aug 16
So sorry for that experience you had, its really frustrating indeed, but we all have to be ready when that happens. like conserving water since the water pumps shutsdown as well. We can't think of that conserving as of this moment since grandma can't survive with out the AC. I mean, every month our bill has always been 5k. I hope that changes when she goes back home.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
AC consumes a lot of electricity; the reason why we are not using it and relies only on electric fans, though our place is cooler than the rest of the places here.
@rina110383 (23159)
17 Aug 16
I hope there will be no more power outage in your area today and in the succeeding days.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
I hope so. Thanks, rina.
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@koopharper (6318)
• Canada
17 Aug 16
Hope they got the work done and it won't end being a problem later.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
We are hoping too.
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@CinnamonGrl (5802)
• Paradise, California
17 Aug 16
Yes, everyone everywhere should be conserving. I remember some summers when we had rolling blackouts. And some of it here had to do with corrupt officials, but that is not always the case.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
It is a good thing our government meant business this time; going after corrupt officials. You are right, people should be conserving energy.
@jaboUK (50703)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug 16
I can't remember the last time we had a power cut, but I try not to waste electricity.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
You have excellent energy/power system. You should be so lucky not experiencing these brownouts. Yes, it is good to always be concerned about saving electricity.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Aug 16
We rarely have brownouts or blackouts that last that long here.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
You are so lucky, you don't have these brownouts. Hope our new government can remedy the situation by using alternative sources.
• New Delhi, India
17 Aug 16
Low or high frequency of supply is also a reason for power failure
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
Yes it is, when there's high demand for it, and when the supply is low, there comes the problem.
@Corbin5 (81724)
• United States
17 Aug 16
Yes, if everyone was aware that they should conserve energy every day, then brownouts would be less.
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
So true, and people need to be educated about it.
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@AkoPinay (10827)
• Philippines
19 Aug 16
Same here
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