Re: Could these massive grid failures happen here?
The stats for today will be inaccurate tomorrow. They can send crews out to take down 50 illegal taps and the next day 100 new ones are in place. If someone dies making one these connections the attitude is "so what?" because there's 2 billion people there; they are a disposable commodity.
We have many, many immigrants from India here in B.C. You would not believe the mindset. That is the problem: from the thieves on up to the politicians they don't actually perceive that any of these actions which cause grid instability are wrong. Until it becomes the popular attitude because the power went out. Then a new batch will be put into positions of authority, some of the old guard will be 'sacrificed', and things will function for awhile until they all fall back into the old ways.
The theft of electricity isn't the only type of theft contributing to the problem. It would not surprise me at all to find they have people working for the power company who steal wiring and sell it to be used for illegal connections. Contractors not doing work for which they are paid or doing it improperly. Bureaucrats ignoring data on misuse and failures. Bribery as a normal course of business.
There's a lot more wrong with India's power grid than bad wiring.
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