Electricity returns to Upper Egypt after short power outage

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Electricity returns to Upper Egypt after short power outage

Post by DJKeefy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:15 am

Electricity has returned to eight governorates in the south of the country after a stoppage that lasted for 7 to 40 minutes.

The Upper Egyptian governorate of Assiut and seven other southern governorates suffered a power outage on Wednesday night reportedly due to a technical failure, Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website has reported.

According to Assiut's Governorate Secretary-General Gamal Adam, the outage was caused by failures in the national electricity network, which extends from the southern city of Aswan to Giza in the north.

The technical problem has since been resolved, Adam added, stressing that electricity would be gradually restored to the impacted areas.

Last summer, Egypt was plagued by lengthy electricity outages on an almost daily basis due to a lack of fuel.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/63700.aspx


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Re: Electricity returns to Upper Egypt after short power out

Post by DJKeefy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:48 am

An Electricity Ministry source said the governorates of Qena, Red Sea, Assiut, Sohag, Minya, Luxor, Aswan and New Valley had experienced power outages lasting between several minutes to more than half an hour.

The lights in our building was flicking on and off very quickly then they stabilized, I looked outside and it looked like most of Luxor was in darkness, yet our building had electricity, 2 minutes later it went off :(
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Re: Electricity returns to Upper Egypt after short power out

Post by BBLUX » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:46 am

By way of a change our lights did the flickering on and off but then all went back to normal. Unlike the evening before when the power went out several times for extended periods.
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Re: Electricity returns to Upper Egypt after short power out

Post by Chocolate Eclair » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:42 pm

2 hours on our village, and a further 40 mins in the evening...

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