Storified by The Stream · Wed, Oct 26 2011 21:59:45
With rapid growth comes a big increase in electricity consumption. And the load on the system is worsened by widespread electricity theft.
With the exceptional load on the electrical system, residents country-wide often see power cuts.
Comments on the power cuts range from humour to frustration.
Powercuts.IN is set up to track power outages in India. They take info via Twitter, SMS, e-mail, smartphone applications and their website. The site was launched in preparation for the summer, when heat waves tend to cause more power cuts.
Powercuts.IN requests data to be sent in a specific format and that when the power comes back on it is reported as well.