Energy Diary

Spoiled winter preparations

Kitteludden, Jokkmokk, Sweden • Margareta Kuhmunen, 68, and Lars Kuhmunen, 75, reindeer herders.

 © Simon Eliasson

© Simon Eliasson

Since we have no neighbors and spend most of the summertime away herding reindeer, we are particularly vulnerable to outages. We have no one to notify the power company.

Last year, the house was without electricity for weeks: all the meat we had in freezers spoiled. 

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