Intentional brownouts are used for load reduction in a grid emergency, often in a round-robin basis for areas during the period of emergency (brown-out).
Note: Rolling blackouts are controlled and usually preplanned interruptions of service.
According to various sources an example of a brownout may also be the temporary disconnect of rural areas. The latter is considered to be a (rotational) blackout by others. No clear definitions by ENTSO-E and NERC on "brownout" have been found.
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