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Friday, March 21, 2008

Energy Crisis

A residential street in total darkness. Pakistan generates most of its electricity from Hydro projects, An increase in consumption because of summer and a shortage of water due to lack of rain has brough the electric generation capacity of Pakistan to a minimum, thus we are going through 6 Hours of scheduled "Load Shedding" every day, meaning no electricity 6 hours of the Day.

20 comments:

Seda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. this picture looks very mystical. Loved the darkness and color in the street.
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Carraol said...

Hi, is a sad circumstance, hope it solves quickly, anyhow your picture look really beautiful with great atmosphere!

maria elisa said...

It seems empty without life.

Gordon said...

That must be very difficult; to be without power for six hours. We need rain here too; I hope you get some soon.

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Cowbark said...

Great photo!! Hope the energy situation improves.

b.c. said...

nice night shot--hope the power situation improves and i hope it rains soon

The D in D & T said...

You have my total sympathy. Here in Athens the electricity workers (along with everyone else) have been on strike and going without electricity for a couple of hours every day has been driving me crazy so i cant even begin to imagine what its like to go without for 6 hours every day!

I hope the situation improves quickly.

The photo is really atmospheric! :)

Alex said...

Your photos is wonderful but your problemd of electricity and drought are surely difficult.
In Barcelona, the problem of drought is so deep that boats will bring water there from Marseille.
I hope it rains soon...

Jim said...

Thats a great picture, but lets hope you get past this power problem soon.

Chuck Pefley said...

no fun, I'm sure. You found a creative way to express this difficult situation.

Dina said...

More power to you, D.R.

Destitute Rebel said...

Thanks for all your comments, its a "normal" situation in Pakistan, we'v had this since I can remember, its gotten a little worse, but its part of living in Pakistan, an aspect of our daily life.

Josy said...

Six hours! Hopefully it's when most residents are asleep?

Destitute Rebel said...

Josy, Right now its during the day when everyone is awake and energ is being used, as the weather gets hotter its going to be during the night coz thats the time most air conditioners are on.

iBlowfish said...

I think now is good time to have a portable generator in this circumstances. I like those streak of light from automobiles or motorcycles in your picture.

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

And yet we waste so much energy in the West. This world of ours is a very crazy place...

Petrea said...

You have a confidence with the camera, DR. Thanks for telling the story so well in the picture. It's quiet and almost sinister.

alice said...

Lack of rain is a problem in so many places...I hope the rain will come very soon. Your shots and explanations are precious to know a little piece of your country and your life, thank you for that.

magiceye said...

A beautiful picture of a sorry situation! Power crises are the bane of our sub continent.

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Rambling Round said...

That's really dark, but I guess if folks lived without electric light for centuries, they can get by now. But I imagine it's gotta be tough! No computer power for six hours?