Simplest solution of all. Don't build 1000's of RBP houses until the power grid can handle it. Since 2008 till now, how many new homes was added to the grid? And there was no additional power stations that came online.
Not all of them, not even close.There we have it.
Cut all those illegal connections and all our problems are solved.
All those houses built consume 2% of the power. Seems you want to blame them rather than looking at the data and apportioning blame where it is dueSimplest solution of all. Don't build 1000's of RBP houses until the power grid can handle it. Since 2008 till now, how many new homes was added to the grid? And there was no additional power stations that came online.
I think you mean 2,5 MW VSD. Also, if the thing is on idle, it is obviously not drawing max load. There are good reasons for all of this, one being that equipment of that size and age you don't just switch on and off. That's a quick way to lose equipment, so rather keep everything on idle while sorting out problems.Where I see a lot of energy, and I mean megawatts being wasted, is on mines. There is a glitch somewhere that takes the techies a couple of hours to fix. Do they stop all the conveyor belts, mills, pumps, screens and other equipment that draws a lot of current during this time? No, the plant equipment keeps on running. When you have a mill with a 2.5mW VSD powering it, just running, you think about the poor sod that is living in darkness in suburbia.
In 2008, all these industries were forced to reduce usage by 10% so that we did not have to have load shedding at home. This has a huge effect on the economy, but these industries still reduce load when Eskom asks them.Because these heavy industries gets preferential treatment, they don't really care about the man in the street. Every drop from their side also counts.