Load shedding (load shedding) is a way to distribute demand for electrical power across multiple power sources. Load shedding is used to relieve stress on a primary energy source when demand for electricity is greater than the primary power source can supply.
We get three phase supply in our homes. Load shedding refers to power outage when all the three phases of supply are cut off.
But in villages, people need three phase supply generally to run their motors for pump well. For their lighting needs they don’t need three phase supply.
So in that context, load shedding means to cut off only single phase supply, so that their lighting needs can be met and also excess load of the motors is thrown off since induction motors require three phase supply for starting.
Removal of load from supply over certain periods when demand become greater than supply.load shading is also known as rolling blackout. load shedding are in response to insufficient resources inability to meet demand for supply.