On again, Off again.

29 01 2013

The power has been intermittent since the weekend, with a few long outages. Thanks to some gale force winds that have been whistling through town, shaking the houses and apparently blowing down transmission lines.

A little candle light will brighten the evening!

A little candle light will brighten the evening!

Most of the town electricity is being supplied by diesel generators and this happens about 5% of the year (but it is 20% of the region’s power budget). And it is Iceland, where energy is usually renewable and cheap… so no one really knows how to conserve! So the further you are from critical infrastructure, the more likely you are to be without power (since there isn’t enough to go around).

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