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load shedding

[′lōd ‚shed·iŋ]
(electricity)
A procedure in which parts of an electric power system are disconnected in an attempt to prevent failure of the entire system due to overloading.
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Davis blamed the lack of support on what he called "the false and misleading claims made by California's Legislative Analyst Office (LAO)--claims that were required by law to be printed on the Initiative--of tens of billions of dollars per year in added costs to the state as a result of rolling blackouts due to the closure of these plants."
In addition, to avoid unexpected massive power outages, the Hokkaido, Kansai, Shikoku and Kyushu electric power companies are prepared to implement planned, rolling blackouts should power usage dangerously near generation capacity.
Extreme weather, such as what Texas experienced last year, could push the number of rolling blackouts in a year to 13, the report said, even with a $9,000 a megawatt-hour cap.
"Venezuela is demonstrating to the world that it is a testing ground for new cybernetic, electromagnetic war weapons and a new war strategy, which is not the direct invasion or bombing by missiles, but the bombing of vital public services," Maduro stated, admitting that, with rolling blackouts, the situation in the country remains "serious", RT reported.
It's a pleasure to introduce Australia's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, whose new full-length album 'Hope Downs' revitalizes classic jam rock in today's so-called synthetic post-punk landscape.
In Iran, rolling blackouts mean most customers are without electricity for perhaps two hours a day.
And while scary sounding, rolling blackouts are implemented strategically by grid operators and usually aren't that big of a deal.
The power facility has been plagued by technical faults, resulting in power cuts and rolling blackouts in the country.
The system temporarily returned in May 2014 in order to ease consumption after the country witnessed rolling blackouts.
The economically struggling counrty has seen near-daily spontaneous protests in recent weeks over shortages of food and medicine, rolling blackouts, and poor access to running water.
This has led our country's risk team to revise down the near-term growth forecasts for the country, as rolling blackouts will mitigate the positive gro wth impact of lower oil price s.