Eskom load shedding stage 1 begins

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Eskom load shedding begins

Eskom has started with the first stage of load shedding and warned that it will continue until 20:00 on Friday (21 November 2014).
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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Lol, was just talking to a buddy of mine last night who works for a company that contracts for Eskom and he told me how nothing is getting any maintenance because they cannot afford to shut a single thing down. I guess this is going to just start happening more and more when things start to break.
 
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Lol, was just talking to a buddy of mine last night who works for a company that contracts for Eskom and he told me how nothing is getting any maintenance because they cannot afford to shut a single thing down. I guess this is going to just start happening more and more when things start to break.

I think Eskom bargained on Medupi to have been online by now, but instead the existing network is even put under more pressure.

It just cannot end well and I shiver when I think how our economy is falling apart because of this.
 
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kingrob

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When I was in my local Pick&Pay now, the power went out.

The women screamed like crazy, cos it's quite a big store and dark in the back.

I hope this was the last one. :(
 

JStrike

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Lol, was just talking to a buddy of mine last night who works for a company that contracts for Eskom and he told me how nothing is getting any maintenance because they cannot afford to shut a single thing down. I guess this is going to just start happening more and more when things start to break.

Eskom said 5 years ago that this was going to start happening. It was a known effect of their "keeping the light on at all cost" approach.
 

konfab

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I am not surprised.

They should rather implement load shedding at times when it is the least inconvenient(like during the weekends) and get their maintenance up to date.
 

kdub

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1000MW was obviously not enough to cover the problem so now they are shedding up to 2000MW from the grid.
 
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