The region also relies heavily on dams to generate its electricity but the heat has caused reservoirs to dry up, exacerbating the energy shortage.
Japan braced for its hottest day yet of a record-breaking June heatwave as fears grew about a shortage of electricity to keep air conditioners whirring and PM Fumio Kishida called for a ramp-up of nuclear power use.
The government has also ordered all the wedding halls and banquet halls to shut down by 10:30pm while all the hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, and cafes have been told to close by 11pm.
Thousands of homes and businesses in California were in the dark on Wednesday as Pacific Gas & Electric turned off power in parts of 15 counties as a preventive measure against wildfires.
The power outages have further increased up to 10-12 hours, making the lives of the public miserable even at the time of Iftar and Sehri, The News reported.
In Lithuania, a giant, disused electrical transformer built in 1980 in present-day Ukraine has been dusted off and prepared for shipment. It will travel by sea to Romania and then back to Ukraine, possibly in the coming weeks. Rokas Masiulis, head of Lithuania’s power grid, said his company was searching warehouses for anything else Ukraine
A major power breakdown owing to a grid failure brought bustling Mumbai and parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region of Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts to its knees on Monday,
The heavy snowfall was centred on Niigata and Gunma prefectures, which saw about 2 metres (6.6 feet) of snow over three days, according to public broadcaster NHK.
The storm, which devastated parts of Indonesia and East Timor last week, brought lashing rain and winds of up to 170 kilometres per hour (105 mph) to areas officials said had not seen a tropical Cyclone in "decades".
India faces a high risk of nighttime power cuts this summer and in coming years, as delays in adding new coal-fired and hydropower capacity could limit the country’s ability to address surging electricity demand when solar energy is not available. A rapid addition of solar farms has helped India avert daytime supply gaps, but a shortage