If you thought power outages are common in developing world, think again. Over the last few years, power position has been extremely good in Chennai (South India) where I live and power outage have been almost history – other than scheduled maintenance works which too are very few and very far in between.

Unfortunately, Power Outages are becoming more common in the USA. Today while I am in Microsoft PDC ’05 happening in LA Convention Center, power was not available for almost half-an-hour from 1:10 PM to 1:45 PM (PST). Only after few minutes of the outage, did even the emergency lamps came live. Our sessions have to be stopped because of no AirConditioners and Audio Visual. And to think of it, a state of art Convention Center not having backup power was strange for me.

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