- Dec 23, 2010
Assuming those generators and other luxuries aren't stolen.Things will really start getting interesting when there starts to be insufficient time between loadsheddings for batteries to recharge or generators to be refuelled (and water reservoir pumps to run!) . AFAIK most cell towers have diesel generators that have to obviously be manually topped up and at some point there is going to be a growing backlog. I also have concerns about the major data centres - I know they have big tanks, but do they have good enough replenishment arrangements, not to mention at what point cost becomes a factor.
The real interesting events will start when power affects food and water supplies.