Home   Time Zones   Time Zone News   Paraguay May Extend Daylight Saving Time

Paraguay May Extend Daylight Saving Time


Published 4-Feb-2010. Changed 5-Feb-2010

People in Paraguay may see an extended daylight saving schedule if the federal government agrees to a proposal on the matter

Pantheon of the Heros and national flag, Asuncion Paraguay

Proposal to extended 2010 DST in Paraguay

People in Paraguay may see an extended daylight saving schedule if the federal government agrees to a proposal on the matter.


Paraguay’s national electricity body is pushing for an extra month of daylight saving time (DST) to combat the country’s energy shortage and high electricity consumption.

The National Electricity Administration (ANDE) has called for DST to be extended to April 2010 as part of a plan to boost energy efficiency across Paraguay. DST is scheduled to end on Sunday, March 14, 2010, according to the country’s current daylight saving arrangement.

Energy Crisis on Hand

ANDE is calling for the federal government to extend DST across Paraguay until April, 2010, as a way to alleviate the energy shortfall. ANDE also announced on Wednesday, February 2, 2010, that there would be cuts scheduled over the next two months, weeks after it was declared that there was an energy problem.

ANDE also admitted that in addition to the energy shortfall and high consumer demand for energy, the organization was in a state of emergency under which the capacities of its transmission lines and system power transformers were outdated.

Various news sources reported that the power system’s collapse recently became evident in some parts of Paraguay, and that power was disconnected in some homes. There have reportedly been cuts in neighborhoods where homes have air-conditioning and issues related to water supply. It is also said that energy consumption in Paraguay had hit its peak.

Paraguay’s DST

Paraguay’s DST, which started on Sunday, October 18, 2009, is scheduled to end on Sunday, March 14, 2010. Its DST schedule runs from the third Sunday of October until the second Sunday of March.


You might also like

Shooting Star Alert!

Shooting Star Alert!

Try our Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map to find the best time and location to see shooting stars from the Draconid meteor shower. more

The Hunter's Moon

The Hunter's Moon

October’s Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon. It's also called Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. more

Commuters and tourists in Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom.

Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight. more

Business watch and one hundred dollar bill

History of DST

History of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Who invented it and in what year? What is the purpose of having a time change every year and when did Daylight Saving Time start? more