Ending the worst load-shedding South Africa has ever seen

Jan

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How to stop the worst load shedding South Africa has ever seen

Empirical evidence demonstrates that an additional 5 GW of renewable energy would have essentially solved load shedding in 2021 whilst enabling better and more efficient operation of our power system, all at a cost-saving to Eskom.

Load shedding in 2021 was the worst on record, spanning 1165 hours with a total of 1.8 TWh of energy unserved – uncomfortably close to one percent of total electricity demand.
 

blunt

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Was the study commissioned by Eskom or is Eskom going to make use of it?

Otherwise it's just another place pointing out what we all already know - Eskom is incompetent and corrupt.
 

LCBXX

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Nothing is ending until 2026. This comes straight from De Ruyter.

Why is there so much fake hope manufacturing that anything will improve before 2026?
 

LazyLion

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There is no point to using logic or common sense with these people....
 

Quicks

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Nothing has improved the last 28 years. Why would something suddenly improve. Not while the ANC is running the show.
 

sand_man

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Solution is simple. Ramp up LS in 2022/3, bankrupt multiple more small businesses thus reducing the over all power consumption rate. Profit.
 

mypetcow

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Empirical evidence demonstrates that an additional 5 GW of renewable energy would have essentially solved load-shedding in 2021 whilst enabling better and more efficient operation of our power system, all at a cost-saving to Eskom.

What a coincidence...

The Johannesburg-based company [African Rainbow Energy and Power (AREP)] ultimately has a target of adding as much as 5,000 megawatts of assets [...]
5,000 megawatts (MW) = 5 gigawatts (GW)

Patrice is our saviour! I wonder if AREP was the source of this 'empirical evidence'...
 
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