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Power Cuts...

What happens if you take out Tanir Bavi (which is a barge mounted power plant, currently down for a week due to emergency maintenance work), Neyveli's Thermal Power & a couple more ?? The demand in the State exceeds supply & thus we have unscheduled power cuts throughout the day. I guess we didn't have power for something close to 7 hours.

I just got curious & was looking up some stats... According to a US Govt report , our generation has almost doubled from what it was in the 1990 (275 billion-kilowatt hours) to 533.3 billion-kilowatt hours in 2001. Consumption remains well below generation (doesn't actually seem that way here lol) & Thermal power is our main source of electricity followed by Hydro & then Nuclear.

BTW, when you're travelling to Madras by road from Bangalore, you shouldn't miss the Power Grid Corporation of India's Southern switching center. It really seems nice that we atleast have a proper National Grid for power & the whole country is supported on the grid. Another advancement I've seen is in the Telephone department.... Electronic exchanges, fully computerised.... & last but not the least ISRO (The site shows the date as 1 March, 104..seems they invented Time Travel too). Not everyone's been able to put satellites into space in 50 years. So yeah we're improving...we just need to keep at it.


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Feb. 29th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC)
atleast it was good here. we had closed to around 6-7 hours of power cut but in slices, 3 hours or so in the morning and then in the noon.

talking of telephone department, BSNL has improved a lot. i already wrote about this here. on thursday i logged a complaint saying that my telephone was down. i got a call on friday noon saying that there is an outdoor fault and they are working on it and will come to my home at around 1100hrs on saturday(since no one is around on weekdays) to check if there was a fault due to the DIAS modem. exactly at 1100hrs someone comes and checks and says that everything is fine. isnt it amazing?

we need some more time. we will be on top!
Feb. 29th, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC)
recorded consumption levels are probably of those who pay for electricity. A very large percentage of generated power is stolen.

1 March 104 - looks like someone who doesn't know perl dates wrote some perl code. In perl one has to add 1900 to the year to get the correct value. You might also see interesting years like 20104 and 19104. Shows how many people actually read the FAQ.
Feb. 29th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC)
Also have you noticed that most of the Govt sites (ISRO included) just don't have decent Titles on their pages ? It just says "index", which sucks. I don't understand how much of an effort is it to put up decent titles.
Mar. 1st, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
Govt stuff, so nobody gives a damn abt it.It is done just for the sake of it. Had it been a private guy, the web deisgner would have been kicked out.
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