Laos experiences power shortage amid searing hot weather


VIENTIANE(Bernama-Xinhua): The sweltering temperatures in Laos have led to a surge in electricity consumption, causing frequent power outages and blackouts.

Many areas of Lao capital, Vientiane, have experienced power outages in the past few weeks, while fires have broken out in some places as electrical systems were overloaded.

Power cuts are the result of abnormal usage patterns, which lead to transformer overloads and insufficient power supply, Lao national TV had reported earlier.

The hot weather has exacerbated the situation, with a spike in electricity usage leading to potential short circuits and damage to power lines, as demand exceeds the capacity of the existing distribution equipment.

To solve the problem, the Lao state-owned Electricite du Laos (EDL) has made a comprehensive plan to repair, replace and upgrade distribution equipment.

In addition, EDL urged residents to use electricity responsibly, including making regular checks and replacing outdated or worn electrical appliances and wiring, according to the report. - Bernama-Xinhua

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