Good news about load-shedding

Jamie McKane

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Good news about load-shedding

Despite an expected increase in electricity demand, it is possible that load-shedding will be less frequent by the time winter arrives.

South Africa got its first taste of Eskom's regular power cuts this year within the first week of January, after a unit at Koeberg nuclear power station was taken offline earlier than expected.
 

genetic

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They've been talking about IPP's for years now. If it was going to happen it would have happened by now.
They're never going to allow it.

It has, and they have.

“In April 2018, Eskom entered into 27 power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable energy independent power producers – totalling 2 305MW,” the utility stated.

13 of these projects have achieved commercial operation and offer a total installed capacity of 1,048MW, Eskom said. The remainder of the projects are scheduled to enter commercial operation during the course of 2021.

There needs to be a lot more IPP's though.
 

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Loadshedding shouldn’t be a thing in the first place so no point in acting like this is good news.
 

Hemi300c

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Anyone believing anything eksdom or the anc says needs to seek help.
 

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Now read: Expect the worst load-shedding South Africa has ever seen
10/10 clickcait all the things MyBroadband.
 

Oldfut

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I doubt Eskom can predict or control much with the SA power supply except to blast out emergency load shedding demands when power supply dries up. Based on past performance my guess is that power stations are run by ANC cadre commissars who do their own thing, provided they kick back some cash upwards and to the ANC. These cadres make local rules, manipulating centralised processes, appointing chums and tenderpreneuring until something packs up then its load shedding until fiddling fixes the breakdown. It is a simple system, problem is that it doesn't work for SA, but excellent for the ANC cadres.
 
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