Eskom announces Stage 4 load-shedding from 12:00 on Wednesday to 05:00 on Friday

Other Pineapple Smurf

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The generator is primed and loaded for load shedding. It has no problem running my aircon and coffee machine.

Also received my paperback books from TAL today - so now I'm sorted ;)
 

wingnut771

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WTF!!!!!

Eskom has a nominal generating capacity of 46 000 MWatt. According to the article they lost 20 258 MW, a staggering 44%! The mind boggles at the incompetence!
Apparently it's 51000MW.
 

Peon

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I check the cats are all still sleeping on the bed, I reckon they got the right idea with this cloudy overcast weather.
 

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The biggest irony is that the people who are actually supposed to feel this incompetence first-hand so they can change their vote (rural and informal settlements) probably already had no electricity to begin with, so they won't even notice what's going on
 

Other Pineapple Smurf

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The Steenbras pumped storage scheme can only supply full power for a few hours, or half power for daylight hours, never 24/7. For planning purposes assume Stage 4, unless otherwise notified.

I was in the first group of school kids to see the Palmiet (incorrectly called Steenbrass even by CoCT ) Pumped Storage Scheme in the 80's.
 
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