Eskom begins export of power to Zimbabwe

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Eskom begins export of power to Zimbabwe

South African utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. began exports of 400 megawatts into Zimbabwe on Friday, easing a protracted power crisis characterized by daily outages lasting up to 18 hours.

State-owned Zesa Holdings expects less electricity demand and sees the amount of time without electricity “definitely” falling, spokesman Fullard Gwasira said by phone from the capital, Harare. [Bloomberg]
 

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Fuel for Eskom to start load shedding in SA.

Watch this space, this is the start of creating a back story as to why load shedding is returning.

Makes no sense that we export any power at all during our own crisis. We don't have excess power in SA to export, whatever extra power there is needs to be available for our economy to recover so I am dumbfounded wtf is Eskom is doing this now.
 
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Please edit the headline so it reads MW for megawatts and not 'mW' for milliwatts ... unless of course Eskom is down to its last milliwatts ... :)
 

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Milliwatts is where it's at.

Well done to Zimbabwe for energy efficiency.
 

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Fuel for Eskom to start load shedding in SA.

Watch this space, this is the start of creating a back story as to why load shedding is returning.

Makes no sense that we export any power at all during our own crisis. We don't have excess power in SA to export, whatever extra power there is needs to be available for our economy to recover so I am dumbfounded wtf is Eskom is doing this now.
By my logic we have an over supply of power especially here in Cape Town. Here we have many street lights on 24/7. It really shocks me as to why all the street lights on the NI to the airport have been on all day for months on end. This really makes me Utterly Confused. :)
 

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Fuel for Eskom to start load shedding in SA.

Watch this space, this is the start of creating a back story as to why load shedding is returning.

Makes no sense that we export any power at all during our own crisis. We don't have excess power in SA to export, whatever extra power there is needs to be available for our economy to recover so I am dumbfounded wtf is Eskom is doing this now.
This way Eskom can make sure it satisfies the hunger for loadshedding. I've been watching this space for some time now.
 

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By my logic we have an over supply of power especially here in Cape Town. Here we have many street lights on 24/7. It really shocks me as to why all the street lights on the NI to the airport have been on all day for months on end. This really makes me Utterly Confused. :)
Shouldn't be 'shocked' (ahem) in this country. Its to prevent theft.
If its live, it harder for 'them' to do things to the cables and lighting.

Guess who 'them' are.

Correct - the thieves.
 

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Shouldn't be 'shocked' (ahem) in this country. Its to prevent theft.
If its live, it harder for 'them' to do things to the cables and lighting.

Guess who 'them' are.

Correct - the thieves.
Don't you mean the izinyoka
 

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should look after the citizens who pay before worrying about freeloaders within the country and outside
 

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Shouldn't be 'shocked' (ahem) in this country. Its to prevent theft.
If its live, it harder for 'them' to do things to the cables and lighting.

Guess who 'them' are.

Correct - the thieves.
If that's the case then they should have all the street lights on 24/7!
 

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