Frankfort private power producer loses court case to reduce load-shedding with own solar farm

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Eskom blocks town from using own solar power to avoid load-shedding

The Johannesburg High Court has ruled that a small Free State municipality is not allowed to use private solar power to reduce load-shedding.

The Mafube municipality has been using private power distributor Rural Maintenance to provide residents in the town of Frankfort with electricity for more than a decade.
 
I think what they're trying to get accross is that despite what Gov is saying, the solution to the power problem has to cross their palms with silver or its going to be challenged.

Oh we all generally know that, this whole crisis is merely seen as another opportunity for the connected to get fsckoff rich and screw the peons on the ground, nobody cares about them really.
 
Nice one by the Johannesburg High Court. If we can’t have it here in Joburg, they sure as schit can’t have it in the so-called “Free State”.
 
Déjà vu - all you peeps with high speed fibre forget that if Altech didn't take on ICASA we would still be in a Telkom monopoly and on A/VDSL-Eskom is the new "old "Telkom"

Until the monopoly is broken nothing meaningful will happen - as a business/municipality at minimum you should have the choice to buy from whoever can supply lol
 
Whatever this brain dead country does, it can only be the most stupid, short sighted and utterly ridiculous behaviour. What a laughing stock South Africa has become. The world is short of renewable energy, but South Africa stops you using it! No wonder Africa never had a civilisation...
 
But they are doing pretty much what COCT is doing with Steenbras. Why is it ok for COCT but not Rural Maintenance?
Because ANC want's a long term manageable crisis and not complete grid collapse
 
But they are doing pretty much what COCT is doing with Steenbras. Why is it ok for COCT but not Rural Maintenance?
I think its because this small town only has 1 or 2 switches where cape town probably has hundreds. You can also guarantee Steenbras output, you can't really do that with solar and no storage. Let this place install a battery farm then things will be different.
 
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