On Wednesday I went to school in an crinkled skirt (the iron wouldn't turn on) and messy hair (straighteners) as at precisely 7:03 the electricity in the whole of the estate ceased to work. Why was this? I did a little research and came up with two articles which I posted below in case you are especially fascinated.
On a second search I found the site of 'Tuoitrenews' (third article posted) which is apparently the news gateway of Vietnam? Well I've never heard of it. To sum up this yawn worthy article for you it basically says that the reason for the annoying power cuts is because there is less water in dams to be used for hydroelectric power. Well whoever sung the 'rain, rain go away song' should have thought about it first, shouldn't they.
This article was written last year but these problems still haven't been solved.
This is a question and answer feature from the 'New Hanoian' website.
http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/society/hanoi-to-seriously-lack-electricity-in-mar-may-1.23568 - The article with the answer.