Generating Resentment

The monsoon rains are filling up the hydropower reservoirs now and our electricity supply is becoming more stable, with fewer outages. And last week our prime minister promised that there would be NO outages next year. We’ll have to wait and see about that.

The past year has seen a booming market in new and used generators. Faced with the extended power cuts because of the really dry season, more and more businesses and institutions–and wealthy families–bought generators for themselves. The average price of a generator went up fourfold from what I heard.

Now those people are going to be ticked off as the power stays on–and their new generator stays off. A whole lot of money went into the hardware and now it’s not much use.