Does daylight saving time affect the power outage plan?

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

the summer timing

Books – Mohamed Salah:

Many citizens are wondering about the true impact of the implementation of daylight saving time in 2024 on the load reduction plan that is expected to begin implementation tomorrow, Monday, in various regions across the republic, with the exception of the announced regions and governorates.

According to an official source at the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, the application of daylight saving time will not significantly affect the announced dates for the load shedding plan, which begins at eleven in the morning and ends at five in the evening, indicating that the application of daylight saving time in 2024 will lead to an increase in the number of daylight hours by only one hour. .

The source noted in exclusive statements to Masrawy that the clock change is scheduled to begin according to daylight saving time according to the government’s decision at midnight on Friday, April 26, 2024, and the clock will be moved forward by a full 60 minutes, and this time will continue until October 28, 2024, stressing that daylight saving time will not It has no impact on the electricity and renewable energy sector in particular, but its goal is to provide electrical energy used by citizens.

He stressed that the government implemented daylight saving time in April of last year, in an attempt to rationalize the consumption of various energy sources, such as electricity, gasoline, diesel and gas.

The Council of Ministers had decided to stop implementing the plan to reduce electricity loads during the holy month of Ramadan and the days of Eid al-Fitr only, and it is expected that the electricity outage will return tomorrow.

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