Anton Eberhard highlights "code red" at Eskom

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Eskom's code red

The risk of load-shedding between September 2022 and September 2023 is remarkably high, according to Eskom's likely risk scenario for the year ahead.

The outlook — which covers the 52 weeks ending mid-September 2023 — shows that Eskom could likely be more than 2,001MW short to meet demand and reserves during 49 of the 52 weeks. This works out to 94% of the year.
 
Maaaaaan I was waiting for Eskom lost the entire fleet "Code red" more like code poop. Click bait article
 
What happened to to ol' Teddy Blom? This new guy needs to earn his stripes first.
 
“Code red. If you’ve not yet bought your home or business [a] solar PV + battery system yet, now’s the time,” he said.

Yes because everyone can afford backup power systems right?
 
“Code red. If you’ve not yet bought your home or business [a] solar PV + battery system yet, now’s the time,” he said.

Yes because everyone can afford backup power systems right?
My PV+Inverter+Battery is estimated to payback in ~8 years, less if Eskom keeps getting double digit increases.
Does not factor in the cost & inconvenience of load shedding.
Does not factor in income from grid-feed, as I'm still trying to get that sorted.

I'm working from home, so I need reliable power, so the cost of load shedding makes system even more worth while.

It's an investment.
To put it in perspective, it cost less that a VW Polo Vivo Hatch:
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My PV+Inverter+Battery is estimated to payback in ~8 years, less if Eskom keeps getting double digit increases.
Does not factor in the cost & inconvenience of load shedding.
Does not factor in income from grid-feed, as I'm still trying to get that sorted.

I'm working from home, so I need reliable power, so the cost of load shedding makes system even more worth while.

It's an investment.
To put it in perspective, it cost less that a VW Polo Vivo Hatch:
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I get these quips all the time. One company director was talking about buying a brand new sports car which is at least a million, most likely more, but told me solar is expensive. I drive a very old car, as I deemed solar to be more of a priority.
 
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