Eskom load shedding update: Monday 23 February

mister

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* Stage 1 allows for up to 1000 MW of the national load to be shed.
* Stage 2 allows for up to 2000 MW of the national load to be shed.
* Stage 3 allows for up to 4000 MW of the national load to be shed.

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Sinbad

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* Stage 1 allows for up to 1000 MW of the national load to be shed.
* Stage 2 allows for up to 2000 MW of the national load to be shed.
* Stage 3 allows for up to 4000 MW of the national load to be shed.

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A pie chart is not appropriate for this vital information. Please represent using a bar graph.
 

richjdavies

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Aish -- terrible idea to use a pie chart here. One day people will realise that pie charts have absolutely no use whatsoever... At least it's not a 3D one...
 

Sinbad

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Aish -- terrible idea to use a pie chart here. One day people will realise that pie charts have absolutely no use whatsoever... At least it's not a 3D one...
They do have a use. Showing percentages of a whole
 

mister

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They do have a use. Showing percentages of a whole
But with load shedding being cumulative a pie chart is wrong. I still however think it is useful to give the information in as many different formats as possible, and also as many times as possible.
 

Sinbad

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But with load shedding being cumulative a pie chart is wrong. I still however think it is useful to give the information in as many different formats as possible, and also as many times as possible.
Yes, as I said earlier a pie chart was not right for showing this information about Stage 1 allowing for 1000MW to be shed, stage 2 allowing for 2000MW to be shed, and stage 3 allowing for shedding of 4000MW.
 

mister

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Yes, as I said earlier a pie chart was not right for showing this information about Stage 1 allowing for 1000MW to be shed, stage 2 allowing for 2000MW to be shed, and stage 3 allowing for shedding of 4000MW.
Yes, it was also mentioned yesterday by somebody else, but given the importance of the information I thought we should get some more opinions. We have a bullet list, a pie chart, and a bar graph.

What other ways can we represent the fact that stage 1 allows for up to 1000 MW of the national load to be shed, stage 2 allows for up to 2000 MW of the national load to be shed, and stage 3 allows for up to 4000 MW of the national load to be shed?
 

Sinbad

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Yes, it was also mentioned yesterday by somebody else, but given the importance of the information I thought we should get some more opinions. We have a bullet list, a pie chart, and a bar graph.

What other ways can we represent the fact that stage 1 allows for up to 1000 MW of the national load to be shed, stage 2 allows for up to 2000 MW of the national load to be shed, and stage 3 allows for up to 4000 MW of the national load to be shed?
We could do a scatter plot with the X axis representing the stages of loadshedding, and the Y axis representing the amount of national load to be shed at each stage.
We could source the data in a table, as such:

Stage Amount of National Load to be Shed
1 1000MW
2 2000MW
3 4000MW
4 4000MW plus Soweto
 

mister

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We could do a scatter plot with the X axis representing the stages of loadshedding, and the Y axis representing the amount of national load to be shed at each stage.
We could source the data in a table, as such:

Stage Amount of National Load to be Shed
1 1000MW
2 2000MW
3 4000MW
4 4000MW plus Soweto
Great idea.

With regards to:

stage 1 1000MW
stage 2 2000MW
stage 3 4000MW
stage 4 4000MW plus Soweto

has stage 4 been confirmed by an official source?
 

Sinbad

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Great idea.

With regards to:

stage 1 1000MW
stage 2 2000MW
stage 3 4000MW
stage 4 4000MW plus Soweto

has stage 4 been confirmed by an official source?
Of course not. As has been pointed out, Soweto will never be cut off :p
 

mister

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Of course not. As has been pointed out, Soweto will never be cut off :p
In an ideal world stage 1 would allow for Soweto to be shed, stage 2 for 1000MW, stage 3 for 2000MW, and stage 4 for 4000MW.

If this was implemented we might never need to go above stage 1.
 

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Great idea.

With regards to:

stage 1 1000MW
stage 2 2000MW
stage 3 4000MW
stage 4 4000MW plus Soweto

has stage 4 been confirmed by an official source?
Stage 4 is the stage euphemistically referred to as stage 3B
 
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