Points of Similarities

2001 California Power Crisis

Current Egyptian Power Crisis


One of the worst power crisis that faced California and the United States in general.

One of the worst energy crisis that has faced Egypt especially in a time of political change and instability.


People were very much aware of the problem and it became their focus due the actions that they face on their daily life basis.

People are aware of the problem as they face its consequences on daily basis.


People blamed the government and the political atmosphere became very charged.

People blamed the government, which made the political atmosphere very unstable.


On the first impulse the government’s proposed solutions were focused on the supply side and finding alternatives like diesel and nuclear power plants. However, state official realized that emergency conservation means represent a viable short term solution.

The government’s proposed solutions are focused on the supply side with very limited focus on the demand side.