Sunday, 19 February 2012

Thanjavur Power Cut Digest No.1

This is a quick power cut digest for the period of Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 ending Saturday, Feb 18, 2012.

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(Weekly Power Cut Duration: 37% of the time) or 62 hrs of 168 hrs

Dark Red denotes Power Cut

Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 (1) ... Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 (7) are the days mentioned above. Power notation in (hh:mm - hour:minute notation).

Above is the correlated data for Arulananda Nagar/Yagappa Nagar locality in Thanjavur. The average daily power-cut is 8hrs due to load shedding.

The general strategy for minimizing to 5 power cuts has been
  • 2 x 3 hour power cuts
  • 2 x 45 minute power cuts
  • 1 x 30 minute power cut
Alternatively a plan of 7 power cuts has been used
  • 1 x 3 hour power cut
  • 2 x 1 hour power cuts
  • 4 x 45 minute power cuts
The second plan attempts to somewhat reduce a single power cut duration.

All maintenance power cuts are from (9:00hrs - 17:00hrs) and generally result in total load shedding of over 10 hours on that particular day causing severe inconvenience. This is done only occasionally and only if necessary.

If you run a UPS or Solar Power System to power lights, please ensure that all batteries are properly charged. As soon as power returns after the power cut, please switch on heavy load equipment including air-conditioners, refrigerators, grinders, washing machines at least 5 minutes after the power returns. This will ensure that your equipment is safe.

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