City of Johannesburg said it implemented load reduction to prevent grid from collapsing

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Joburg grid collapse warning

The City of Johannesburg says it has implemented load reduction to prevent the electricity grid from collapsing.

In a statement released on Thursday, 13 June 2024, executive mayor Kabelo Gwamanda says he supports City Power's precautionary measures to prevent a grid collapse.
 
Wait so...it wasn't because a unit was offline or a local substation something something sort of expected - it was TO PREVENT THE GRID FROM COLLAPSING.

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Pretty damn cold at night and early morning, living spaces not catered for deep cold, so yes, the grid will be whipped.
 
I am no fan of the CoJ, it's mayor or CP but I can understand the rationale behind the load reduction, especially with the recent cold weather and thousands of illegal connections.
 
I am no fan of the CoJ, it's mayor or CP but I can understand the rationale behind the load reduction, especially with the recent cold weather and thousands of illegal connections.
Also this is just another rehashed story
 
Chicken Little Click Bait Title.

Should be "City Power implementing measures to control grid usage during cold spell"

We have enough issues in SA without manufacturing outrage.
 
I am no fan of the CoJ, it's mayor or CP but I can understand the rationale behind the load reduction, especially with the recent cold weather and thousands of illegal connections.
Also plenty of substations/minsubs that have been damaged/stolen and they're backfeeding or loading up what is working.
 
Paint your solar panels to look like Starlinks so that ESKOM doesn't know you have solar panels
 
And so it goes down to local level now. This is hardly going to attract new businesses and investment to the city. Municipal elections are going to be interesting as most in the country seem to have steadily been declining, not actually visibly improving. Everything seems to be a symptom of "live for today, and worry about maintenance next year, or the year after". Problem is with maintenance, what is not done this year, is double maintenance the following year.
 
And so it goes down to local level now. This is hardly going to attract new businesses and investment to the city. Municipal elections are going to be interesting as most in the country seem to have steadily been declining, not actually visibly improving. Everything seems to be a symptom of "live for today, and worry about maintenance next year, or the year after". Problem is with maintenance, what is not done this year, is double maintenance the following year.
It is not even that.

They don't have the budget for maintenance because of cross-subsidisation.
 
Pretty damn cold at night and early morning, living spaces not catered for deep cold, so yes, the grid will be whipped.
Do all the massive shopping centres and office blocks use the grid, day and night. If so,the grid hasn't a chance!
 
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