A look inside Eskom's head office control centre during load-shedding

Hanno Labuschagne

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A look inside Eskom's head office control centre during load-shedding

Load-shedding is not only frustrating to households but is a scourge upon the country's economy - with many businesses either unable to operate in load-shedding or forced to purchase backup power systems to continue doing so.

Nevertheless, neglecting to manage the grid in this way given the current state of the generation system could spell even greater disaster.

Since the current output capacity of Eskom's generation is not always capable of meeting the electricity demand in South Africa, load-shedding is necessary to prevent an imbalance in the system.
 

HavocXphere

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Would have expected the charts & things to be a bit bigger so that you can read them from afar?
 

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Just as I thought. Everything is run on a couple of Raspberry Pi's and some peophol in Medupi stole the SD card preventing that one from booting up. You can see it in the top right.
The one in Hendrina is still on a Commodore 64 but the looks of it!
 

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Was expecting to see minesweeper or solitaire on one of the monitors.
 

ProfA

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Fckall impressed. They can get fcked. the whole useless lot of them with their qualifications.
 

Geoff.D

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No one looked at the detail?
Voltage stability? Frequency stability?
Never mind ----- the pretty monitors is all that matters heh? Why worry about Voltage, Frequency and pf?
 

gamer16

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Wat, kak man.

Eskom is monitored and controlled by people fingering breakers and contacts shouting over radios and company phones. Someone somewhere has a moerse excel 98 spreadsheet or a 15m long whiteboard they use to keep some track of happenings by listening to the shouting on the radios.

Maybe this poor sod in the corner

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Why don't they encourage people to use solar power, in a way allowing us to generate our own electricity and any excess wattage to sell it to the grid, I think that New Zealand is doing that very same thing, but what they want to do is try and discourage us from generating our own power and charge us double the tariff when we do so.
 

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Why don't they encourage people to use solar power, in a way allowing us to generate our own electricity and any excess wattage to sell it to the grid, I think that New Zealand is doing that very same thing, but what they want to do is try and discourage us from generating our own power and charge us double the tariff when we do so.
Money. The cadre's need a steady source of income. If everyone was self-reliant, they wouldn't be able to steal billions to self-enrich. So why would they encourage anyone to use solar power if it means they make less money?

The only reason why Eskom has shown massive corruption is because it made less and less repairs year on year because of the billions stolen. If they operated nominally, no one would have looked at the amount of money being drained from there, but instead of giving the golden goose a chance to relax and produce normally, it was rung and squeezed for every golden egg possible, exhausting it, and now unable to provide... or milking a cow... whatever analogy helps you understand why the government doesn't encourage solar nor want you to feedback excess solar into the grid to help the country
 

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but instead of giving the golden goose a chance to relax and produce normally, it was rung and squeezed for every golden egg possible, exhausting it, and now unable to provide

^This, the case for most government things, Africa things, and also a more specific thing I may not note.
 

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This has to be the worst photo shoot in existence. Especially taking a multi Billion Rand outfit like this into account.
They've got a Server/PC boot issue, right there for everyone to see.
Did anyone connect their Flash Drive or HDD to download their torrents onto?
Did a HDD crash?

Ridiculous that these images are supplied for public viewing. Shameful really.
 
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