On Sunday night (April 5), in accordance with the request of the prime minister Narendra Modi, several households in the Mylapore area switched off their lights and lit lamps and candles. There was not much of a difference says local TANGEDCO official.
An EB official in the Mylapore area says, “At 9 p.m. on Sunday, the demand at the Luz substation fell by 140 amps. The residents here did not switch off other electrical appliances like air conditioners and refrigerators. If they had done so the demand would have fallen drastically. After nine minutes, everything was back to normal”.
He continues, “All the street lights and the light at the substation here stayed on during that time. There was no overload when the lights were switched back on”.