Eskom's big power struggle

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Eskom's big power struggle
Parliament's standing committee for public accounts (Scopa) has brought to light confusion over the roles of Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan in fixing Eskom, reports the City Press.
 
We finally have a pic instead of people with their hands in the air:
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Does this mean worcestor is exempt from loadshitting?
 
What do we think we'll need for this project?

Definitely a sturdy fence.

Okay, so 3x sturdy fences. What's next?
It's weird this has a better fence than our border hey?

It's only 8MW/100MWh so we need about 2500 more and preferably not built by eskom as I'm sure this wasn't build to a budget. Anybody know the amount this cost so we can compare to Tesla one in South Australia?
 
Close the borders, implement stricter controls @ said borders, get rid of the bribery and corruption in those areas
and 50% of your illegal connections will dissipate. We could also end the deficit in five minutes. You just pass a law that states that any time there's a deficit of more than three percent of GDP, all sitting members of Parliament will eligible for replacement due to lack of performance." Ain't accountability a bitch!
 
yip nothing new, nothing to see here. Struggle blah blah booooo hoooo

It just fscks me off... Political "power" bullshyte just constantly gets in the way of actually fixing the problem because "muh area!"
 
Close the borders, implement stricter controls @ said borders, get rid of the bribery and corruption in those areas
and 50% of your illegal connections will dissipate. We could also end the deficit in five minutes. You just pass a law that states that any time there's a deficit of more than three percent of GDP, all sitting members of Parliament will eligible for replacement due to lack of performance." Ain't accountability a bitch!
How do you pass laws about GDPs and deficits when 70% of Parliament don't know the meaning of the words and are the source of the problem?
 
The illegal connection figures are almost the same as loadshedding. Fix the illegal connections and paying customers wont need to be loadshed.
 
I was reading an article on https://businesstech.co.za stating "The power utility confirmed in its results presentation earlier this week that its net loss after tax increased to R23.9 billion" later in the article they said :He revealed that municipal debt to Eskom increased from R44.8 billion to R58.5 billion over the last year." How difficult is it to take over the management from these cheating municipalities and suddenly you have a profit of +- R20 billion. I know everyone will say ESKOM are unable to do this, but I don't think the problem with ESKOM is an incompetent workforce but rather top management and politicians.
 
I was reading an article on https://businesstech.co.za stating "The power utility confirmed in its results presentation earlier this week that its net loss after tax increased to R23.9 billion" later in the article they said :He revealed that municipal debt to Eskom increased from R44.8 billion to R58.5 billion over the last year." How difficult is it to take over the management from these cheating municipalities and suddenly you have a profit of +- R20 billion. I know everyone will say ESKOM are unable to do this, but I don't think the problem with ESKOM is an incompetent workforce but rather top management and politicians.
I think it's more the theft from illegal connections inside said municipalities, thats where the problem starts. Municipality gets no support from government to fix the problem such as SAPS or SANDF and refuse to risk their lives when trying to disconnect them.
 
I'm not talking about illegal connections which I acknowledge are a problem. I'm talking about municipalities that collect money from residents but don't pay ESKOM. That is where the debt is.
 
Maybe I missed it, but what's charging those batteries?

If they're using their grid power then it defies the point...
I assume because it's built next to a substation that it gets power from there and acts like a buffer to the grid, hence my question does worcestor now have no loadshitting because when the power goes down then the battery won't work. Maybe there is a wheeling agreement with a wind farm or something but alas, it was built by eskom so we will never know.
 
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