Political line makes Europe the clocks go slow

You are late for work and blame your electric alarm clock?

The real reason lies in a dispute between Kosovo and Serbia, which affected Europe’s electricity grid.

ENTSO-e, the representative body of the power transmission network operators in 25 European countries, said the night table has slowed down clocks by up to six minutes since mid-January.

Central heating Timer and oven clocks are also affected, but not of computers or Smartphones.

Countries from Spain to Turkey and from Poland to the Netherlands are part of a large area in Europe, the synchronized network, links in a power, operates at a frequency. This frequency is the timing controls in certain devices.

The UK and some Scandinavian countries are not affected.

During the crisis, Kosovo does not produce enough electricity to power its needs.

According to Entsoe, Serbia is legally obligated, of Kosovo’s request to the European grid stable.

But because Kosovo and Serbia are not in dispute over the question and many other relatives in Kosovo, the unilateral secession from Serbia 10 years ago – Serbia step.

This failure to act on time, the frequency to “deviate” and the decline affected the watch is forced. Other countries that lost reserves in the amount of 113 GWh are in search of a replacement.

“The deviation, held yesterday [Tuesday] as the Kosovo-generates the energy it needs,” ENTSO-e spokeswoman Susanne Nies told the BBC.

Excess energy would need to be generated and entered in the system, the time for the equilibrium to counteract that, across the continent, Ms. Nies said.

So Yes, you can manually of your watch setting – but you’ll automatically lose no time, as soon as the network stabilizes.