History proves that the demand for electricity goes up during the summer months. The increased use of cooling systems and other appliances in households contribute to this increase. Electricity needs of a growing number of small and medium enterprises catering to local and foreign tourists further add to the demand.
As a consequence, the capability of hydropower facilities to deliver the needed electrical power during summer is curtailed. If there is no power generation facility available to handle the loss of the hydro power plants from the grid, brownouts occur. Read the rest of this entry »