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Bolivia is likely to implement daylight saving time

Published: 23 August 2011, 12:53 GMT


Bolivia landscape.

Power use in Bolivia has recently increased more than expected causing power cuts during this month and much of 2011. Power and alternative energies minister Roberto Peredo announced on Monday (Aug 22), that the government is preparing a presentation to implement daylight saving time to Bolivia.


In a time span of September 2011 to March 2012 electricity savings would be 20-30MW, as said by Peredo. These savings are generated by adjusting the clocks one hour forward for the summer months.


Even though the government is working on the implementation of daylight saving time, it does not mean that the country is in power crises, added Peredo, but more to level the coming electricity consumption.