Power Cut Practice

There is never a convenient time for the power to go off but there are less inconvenient times than Sunday evening when I’m cooking dinner for six. The lights and everything else electric went off four times within half an hour from just after 6pm yesterday. Each time the power came back on within a minute or two but at about 10.15 everything went off and stayed off.

We’ve been having strong nor westers which might have been the cause of the problem, or maybe it was just to let us practise for what will happen if the hydro lakes don’t fill and voluntary savings  don’t conserve enough to stave off black outs.

2 Responses to Power Cut Practice

  1. inventory2 says:

    Being community-spirited, Keeping Stock is running a contest for inventive, creative and amusing power savings suggestion. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the best will be sent to David Parker for consideration!!

    http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2008/06/power-savings-ideas-please.html

  2. truthseekernz says:

    Rural power supply can be pretty unreliable. The worst power service I’ve ever had in my life was the 4 years on a farm in the Manawatu. The power would go out frequently and several times / year it would be out for 4 hours or more. We weren’t in the back blocks, either. The farm was on SH1.

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