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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Power Cuts: Tuesday, 14-Feb-2012

(Arulananda Nagar) [Tue, Feb 14, 2012]
Tuesday, the power cuts have been bitter in several parts of the town. You can help us collect data in various other parts of town by using the form linked here: http://bit.ly/wmBWiJ [if you have any trouble you can also tweet to http://twitter.com/pwrcut (@pwrcut).

You can read further if you want to take a look at the data.
Based on data available so far, this is almost the duration of a maintenance power cut, only much longer. Usual maintenance power-cuts last a maximum of 8 hours. This is by far the longest load shedding per day, and it is not a purely domestic area, there are hospitals, nursing homes, small businesses and showrooms in this area quite equally distributed.

Date Day Cut Restored Duration Percent of Day Number
14-02-2012 Tue 00:54 03:00 02:06 8.76% 1
14-02-2012 Tue 07:55 07:59 00:04 0.28% 2
14-02-2012 Tue 09:05 17:11 08:06 33.77% 3
14-02-2012 Tue



4
14-02-2012 Tue



5
14-02-2012 Tue



6



(Cut) 10:16 57.22%
18:13

(Power Up) 13:44 42.78%

This data has been only until evening and is rather too long.

For other areas, here's "East Main Street"
(East Main Street) [Tue, Feb 14, 2012]
They have tried the earlier attempt of using tapering chunks of time to achieve exactly 8:00 hrs in this case.

The data proves that they would still need 6 cuts to achieve the mandatory 8 hrs.

Date Day Cut Restored Duration Percent of Day Number
14-02-2012 Tue 06:00 09:00 03:00 12.51% 1
14-02-2012 Tue 12:00 15:00 03:00 12.51% 2
14-02-2012 Tue 18:00 18:45 00:45 3.13% 3
14-02-2012 Tue 20:15 21:00 00:45 3.13% 4
14-02-2012 Tue 22:30 23:00 00:30 2.08% 5










(Cut) 08:00 66.67%
05:26

(Power Up) 16:00 33.33%



(Medical College Rd) [Tue, Feb 14, 2012]






Date Day Cut Restored Duration Percent of Day Number
14-02-2012 Tue 00:00 01:00 01:00 4.17% 1
14-02-2012 Tue 10:00 12:00 02:00 8.34% 2
14-02-2012 Tue 14:00 16:00 02:00 8.34% 3
14-02-2012 Tue 19:30 20:00 00:30 2.08% 4
14-02-2012 Tue 22:00 22:30 00:30 2.08% 5










(Cut) 06:00 75.00%
05:48

(Power Up) 18:00 25.00%
The data shows they achieved 6 hours (earlier data Monday showed 5:30hrs here.)

Request
Data collection will continue for the week. We still request volunteers to help us in collecting data for all localities in Thanjavur. Use [ http://bit.ly/wmBWiJ ] or Tweet to @pwrcut for instant data collection. Please share the "Form Link" and request more people to participate. Alternately you can SMS to +919366666919.

All information collected will be shared freely and openly with everyone.

Next Steps
We want to find out the real power deficit and actual reasons behind the power crisis. We are also simultaneously finding out if there any community initiatives can ensure lighting and essential services to minimize the impact of power cuts. Suggestions to "help@sourcery.in" are welcome.