Load Shedding In Europe?
Who would have thought an African "word" may be more widely used in Europe this winter if things don't go according to plan. Honestly how many things go to plan and with reports of suggestions it may happen then it will most likely happen.
When I was living in the UK the Government was a master of manipulation or spinning as they called it. They would leak an idea they had and depending on the publics reaction would either own it or disown it. This was called spinning and the country was being run more on the action of the people than the leaders in power. Many countries in Europe are warning of power outages this winter and being so early means that this is more likely as they have now warned everyone long in advance.
With the price of Electricity and Gas this could be a blessing for households knowing you could save by losing the grid for a few days. That is how I look at it as it is the only positive outcome and feel sorry for countries not used to this. The economy takes a hit as businesses are affected and there are no real positives to take from this as everyone suffers.
Funny enough I had no clue Load Shedding was even an option for the UK and France and only discovered this whilst looking for my regions timetable on twitter. We had the announcement today that we will experience Level 2 Load Shedding from today until Saturday at 10pm. Only a 2 hour outage each time, but still the inconvenience is not welcome.
There seems to be an excuse for all seasons, too cold then more power is required, too hot then they can repair the grid, too wet then the coal is too wet to use so they have all weather conditions covered to pull the plugs. We are so gullible and have allowed it to carry on for decades.
Who would have thought 6 years later things would have changed so much and always remember someone saying one day the most valuable things will be electricity and water which is something we just take for granted.
Here is a clip to cheer you up as there are some funny moments when power cuts happen. Nothing is sacred here and planning any event goes out the window.
I am just dumbstruck that we find ourselves in this crazy situation wondering if the world has gone mad as the wheels have come off. There is France with 56 Nuclear Power Stations with 32 closed down for maintenance repairs and expect to have them up and running for winter. The plan is to export some energy to Germany when winter hits as everyone is going to be short is seems.
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