Load-shedding extended - from 09h00 Tuesday to 05h00 Saturday

Tman543

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It could be worse, Lets just be happy it is not level 4 load shedding.
 

xumwun

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Nope as explained to Ted Bloom before you're looking at a peak time a snap shot, not the entire day of shedding, at this time there might have been other areas still coming back and such. Also I would imagine that 2GW isn't always easy to hit.
The capacity mentioned there also excludes OCGT
 

rvZA

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They might just as well make this a permanent institution. Both Eskom and South Africa is now no better than any other African country that has collapsed in any event. Keep the power off for 4-8 hours a day and only rotate the time schedules for towns. As more infrastructure keeps collapsing, as it will, simply increase the 4-8 hours to 12-14 hours a day, etc.
 

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IEC muppets could ride in shifts.

Wishful thinking. The typical KFC-laden IEC muppet will break that bike if they sit on it.
 

xumwun

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Solar panels wouldn't have done a whole lot of good in Gauteng this week
 

Lupus

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Solar panels wouldn't have done a whole lot of good in Gauteng this week
Well might've gotta some cloud flaring that might've boosted it a bit. But agreed it was really low solar by the looks of it.
 

Tinuva

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Solar panels wouldn't have done a whole lot of good in Gauteng this week
Same issue we get regularly in Cape Town.

My system is set to decide the DoD (depth of discharge) in the evening, based on the forecast for the next day. So if next day is full sun, batteries can go down to 30% (so use 70%). If cloudy etc, it might not even use the batteries over night and save them for power outages. With 14kwh worth, the house can easily survive up to a day outage. Also a bunch of devices can be turned off but the house is mostly energy wise anyways. Like pool pump only turn on if a good solar day.
 

richjdavies

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Same issue we get regularly in Cape Town.

My system is set to decide the DoD (depth of discharge) in the evening, based on the forecast for the next day. So if next day is full sun, batteries can go down to 30% (so use 70%). If cloudy etc, it might not even use the batteries over night and save them for power outages. With 14kwh worth, the house can easily survive up to a day outage. Also a bunch of devices can be turned off but the house is mostly energy wise anyways. Like pool pump only turn on if a good solar day.
Is that a custom setup or has someone figured out a good set of rules that work for the suburban house with occasional load shedding?
 
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