The real power struggle

There are a couple of power struggles going on here – in the “corridors of power” and in the “generators of power”.  Who knows what is going behind the corridors of power but behind the generators of power is some sort of battle which is being realised as continuous rolling power cuts.

If you are fortunate to have a generator, then you may not even notice too much but if you happen to be located near to a generator that sounds like a Mac truck idling under your bed, you tend to notice.  Particularly when it runs all night just to keep your body temperature at the cutting edge of sleeping efficiency.

I still do not know the real story but I have heard two takes on this.  One is that the diesel fuel supply was contaminated with water and the other that a cheap (and bad) batch of fuel was purchased.  And with no fuel testing facilities here, it seems to be taking a very long time to resolve.  I did see that some sort of government committee made a special inspection of the generating facilities in a response to all this.

There have been about 3 weeks of rolling cuts now, anything from 3 to 6 hours per day with the odd day much more than that.  It will of course, depend where you live and I am unsure if both the generating plants are affected in a similar way.

For many people, this is not even a discusson point any more.