Where there is electricity there will be load shedding. We cannot imagine a single moment without electricity. It is one of the daily problems of our life. Although this problem is less in developed countries, it is a common problem in less developed countries.
If we talk about the village then it is the worst problem especially in my village. However, many of us don't know what is load shedding and why it happens. Let's find out.
What is Load Shedding & why it happens?
Suppose you organize a party and invite 100 guests. You have allocated 100 pizzas as food for everyone. But later you saw that each guest brought a companion with them. As a result the total number of guests stood at 200 but you arranged food for 100 people. So what should you do now?
Then what you have to do is to divide those 100 pizzas in half and distribute equally among 200 people. Although everyone was able to eat food but not with satisfaction. Thus a deficiency is created here.
Similarly, if a country produces less electricity than the demand for, there is a deficit. Then to make up for this shortfall that disconnects one area and activates electricity in another area at the same time. And this process is called load shedding.
Load Shedding in my village.
Since our country became digital, electricity has reached every house even in every village. Our entire village is now fully electrified.
First I want to say something about the past. A small river flowed through the middle of our village, dividing the village into two parts. So two electricity lines have been arranged in two parts of my village.
As I said earlier when we talk about villages load shedding occurs more than cities. Similarly, our village was also affected by load shedding from earlier. But the problem was that if one part of the village had load shedding for 3 hours a day, the other part had double that.
And that double load shedding part is our place. But currently the demand for electricity in our country has increased due to certain reasons. It has been announced by the government that load shedding will continue across the country as per a fixed schedule.
As per my knowledge load shedding schedule in our area is not more than 1-2 hours. But already there is load shedding in our village for 5-6 hours every day. So now my question is currently load shedding schedule will be 1-2 hours or more than before?
Of course the schedule of load shedding is much longer than before. Now you can say that this measure is taken to meet the power shortage. But it can be seen that only our village suffers from load shedding more than other villages. Now consider yourself.
It is not possible to meet the power shortage through load shedding alone. For this many more measures have to be taken.
Villages consume less electricity than cities. So the first thing to look out for is the city because most of the houses there have excessive electricity consumption and there are numerous illegal lines.
We cannot imagine a single moment without electricity in our life. We all know that we need it in every aspect of life. But we should not overspend on anything especially thinking about the future. The amount we save now that amount will help us.
Thank you for reading. ◉‿◉
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The problem of electricity in Nigeria, I believe the government have the ability to completely sort it out, looking at Benin republic a small county close to Nigeria. They have no issue with electricity, and the painful part is the fact that Nigeria is one of the people supplying them, yet we still suffer in this aspect.