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Synonyms for brownout

darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

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Meralco identified the following areas as the ones that will be affected by the brownout:
The President declared it unacceptable that there are still Filipinos living with regular brownouts today.
The thin energy reserves, downed power plants, and spike in demand due to the summer heat were cited as the factors that led to the rotating brownouts.
Nilda Somera, spokesperson of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Bicol, said the brownouts on Tuesday and Wednesday, covered areas under the Sorsogon Electric Cooperative 1 (Soreco 1), which includes the towns of Matnog, Santa Magdalena, Irosin, Bulusan, Bulan, Magallanes, Juban and Casiguran.
Participating businesses have agreed to shut off high-energy usage equipment if the need arises, to help the city avoid a blackout or brownout.
And even more units are destroyed by brownouts and short cycling!
Jojo Leviste, president of ITPI, said the recent brownouts in Mindanao underscore the importance of conserving energy.
Don't make the mistake of believing that brownouts are unique to rural areas.
The Agus 4 hydroelectric power plant in Lanao also began a rehabilitative shutdown, compounding rotational brownouts in parts of Mindanao.
At the same time, could you provide a generator, for brownouts are continuously happening and there seems no permanent solution.
As early as this fall, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will be testing a new landing system for military helicopters that promises safer flying in brownouts.
For example, the New York ADI covers three states--New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey--but the ABC network's flagship station, WABC, not only reaches 50,000 listeners in each of those states, it also reaches 50,000 listeners to trigger BCRA's brownouts in Rhode Island.
The energy that is saved can then be redistributed throughout the electricity grid to help reduce the threat of blackouts and brownouts, while limiting the need to switch on costly 'peaking' power plants that increase dependence on foreign oil, and potentially raise electricity rates for consumers.
An increase in the number of users and aging transmission lines has caused frequent "brownouts" in areas throughout North America.