Egypt turns off streetlights to cope with power shortage

15 Egyptian power stations have ceased to produce electricity due to fuel shortages. That is why Egypt is turning off half its streetlights in order to save 700 MW. This move is a follow-up to a previous initiative, by requirement of the government, shops and restaurants closed earlier. Even though the closing time rules did not enjoy popularity among most of the public, they went into effect in December 2012.