Dimapur, April 4: The Ministry of Power/Vidyut Mantralaya has requested to voluntarily switch off their lights at 9 p.m. on April 5. The National Load Despatch Centre has worked out the procedures for grid balancing during the period which will be communicating to the Regional and State Load Despatch Centres separately.
The appeal of the Prime Minister to the people is to voluntarily switch off only the lights at 9 p.m. on April 5. There is no call to switch off either streetlights or appliances like TVs, Refrigerators and ACs in homes.
Adequate arrangements and protocols are in place to handle the variation in demand. People have been assured not to worry and continue running all the appliances as usual.
Local bodies have been advised to keep the street lights on so as to avoid any law and order problems. The lights in hospitals and other essential services will remain on. (Page News Service)