Here in Boquete the other night, we were watching TV, when all of a sudden, it went off. This is the third of fourth brown out this week, which could mean they’re working on the lines somewhere down the road.
We have several voltage regulators in our home to protect our appliances, computer and TVs. Typically, they don’t last too long.
I wouldn’t say that the electrical problem is horrible, unless I was, for example, on a deadline on the computer. So, typically it’s not a big deal for me.
This week, we’ve had several problems, but before that, we had months without any problems.
When they were first working on the highway from David to Boquete, we had several interruptions in power, but after they got the highway finished and all the electrical lines moved, it’s been pretty solid.
At the present time, Panama is in one of its worst droughts, which has caused the reservoirs to be quite low. As a result of this, we’ve had to ration electricity. For example, the stores would turn off their air conditioning for certain times of the day, which solves the problem. It’s an inconvenience, but only the result of very severe drought.