rolling blackout

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roll·ing blackout

(rō′lĭng)
n.
A series of intentional electrical blackouts affecting small areas in succession as a means of conserving electricity when supply is low.
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Rolling Blackouts , Glidden's forthcoming book, is being published by Drawn & Quarterly next year.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has asked the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry of Ukraine and NERC to immediately decide concerning the provision of power plants with coal and to prevent rolling blackouts.
Rolling blackouts take place in the town of Kara-Kul in Jalal-Abad region for several days, local residents told Turmush.
As chilly weather grips much of Texas, the state's electrical grid operator is asking consumers to reduce their energy use, though it says a brief threat of rolling blackouts has been averted.
Rolling blackouts will be implemented in Hokkaido, Kansai, Shikoku and Kyushu regions with two hours' advance notice if electricity usage surpasses 99 percent of utilities' supply capacity, according to a draft of the government's plan to handle the nation's tight power supply this summer.
TEPCO) has begun reducing electricity to some areas of the country, creating rolling blackouts in many regions, in an unprecedented measure to conserve power following the severe damage incurred by two key nuclear power plants in Japan's northeast.
Seven years later, with irrepressible frontwoman Ninja leading the charge, they go from strength to strength with the new, third, album Rolling Blackouts.
Summary: President Hugo Chavez indefinitely suspended rolling blackouts in Venezuela's capital just a day after they began, and sacked his electricity minister saying he was responsible for mistakes in Aathe rationing plan.
Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's president, has indefinitely suspended rolling blackouts in the country's capital, Caracas, just a day after they began.
ISLAMABAD, 27 April, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The seasonal heatwave has brought temperatures to 42 decrees Celsius in Karachi and the citys power demand to 2,300MW with six hours of rolling blackouts.
The energy will be supplied to the Cibao region, which has been hardest hit by the latest wave of rolling blackouts.
THIS summer, it's not only rolling blackouts Angelenos have to worry about.