I find that learning and practice-wise, I get more done as a result of load shedding. There isn't much else for me to do during that time, so I pick up an acoustic guitar and start working the basics. With less devices, gadgets and options at my disposal, I am forced into a more focused level of practice.
With a heightened awareness of resources that I'd otherwise take for granted (laptop battery life, light, etc) I also make more efficient use of what I do have at my disposal - which translates into a more effective use of my time.
How is load shedding affecting your practice / playing time?