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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It was also the major capacity addition counted on by government to help end the southern power grid's rotating blackout woes.
Kyrgyzstan will stop practicing rotating blackout since November 3 replacing them with targeted blackouts.The Bishkek mayor\'s office signed the order to announce the beginning of heating season since November 1.
"Illegal water outlet and sale of water from the Toktogul water reservoir, rotating blackout, technical and commercial losses, this all is done because energy kings, including family, govern the country, creep in all government agencies, select and choose the needed government members.
With introduction of rotating blackout, more and more electricity consumers report about home appliances broken down in the result of voltage jumps.
The rotating blackouts for households, now on an eight-hour-on, eight-hour-off supply schedule, would also see further disruptions, it said.
The start of supply from the solar farm will save Meralco from purchasing from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) when prices peak, and prevent rotating blackouts as have occurred over the past months.
Solar Philippines added that the start of supply from the solar farm will save Meralco from Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) when prices peak, and prevent rotating blackouts as have occurred over the past months.
It said the start of supply from the solar farm will save Meralco from purchasing from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) when prices peak, and prevent rotating blackouts as have occurred over the past months.
No rotating blackouts are expected this year in Kyrgyzstan, Head of the Department of Power Generation and Transmission of the National Energy Holding Company Taalaibek Baigaziyev said.
Texas' electric grid operator has said the rule could lead to "rotating blackouts," and electric power giant Luminant estimated it would have to lay off 500 employees.
Should that occur in 2015 with new mines in production, Hebert said, "this area would be having rotating blackouts in the wintertime.
Tokyo Electric's power sales declined as disaster-ravaged businesses curbed operations on the back of rotating blackouts and power-saving efforts after a number of TEPCO power plants, including nuclear complexes, suspended operations following the twin natural disasters.