So why was it off for 30 minutes at the exact time of our load shedding slot? Got up at 10, went to the toilet, suddenly it's off. Something smells fishy, and it's not my underwear as I don't wear any.There wasn't....
People adapt. It's amazing.It will never end. It will just get worse until eventually, like up north, more off than on and no one notices or complains as its just standard, if on, bonus, if not, just another day... and of course, wmc/apartheid/jan etc to blame... I remember when it first started, everyone would rage... now, I look at nephew(11) for example, doesn't even blink, its just the way of the world to him, something he's had on and off his entire life... just an 'oh, shrug'...
"Immediately???" Dream on. Although we'll pay through our butts to help them clean up their mess, "immediate" is just a pipe dream. They'll just squander all that money again without learning a thing.That's my thoughts exactly. One NERSA approves the increase we will magically see things improve immediately
Solar PV currently makes sense for a grid-tie setup with little battery capacity. Large battery banks are expensive and often need to be replaced every few years due to low battery quality, deep discharge cycles, etc.All of this makes me wonder if the guys that were saying solar doesn't make financial sense, are possibly reconsidering. I would be curious to see at what point it starts making financial sense (considering the steep 45% increase Eskom is asking for and future increases) as well as the peace of mind that comes with having an alternative solution.
I live where I can watch ships at anchor in table bay.Business analyst Martin Kingston has labeled Eskom and its poor performance the “biggest threat to the wellbeing of the South African economy”.
This is due to businesses having to pay more for generators and fuel to keep running, and companies not willing to invest in South Africa until electricity supply is constant and guaranteed.
Options:Do not forget the coming wave of electric cars.
Where/how will they charge and fare during load-shedding (which will be even more frequent if most vehicles are electric).
Well that's exactly the point. Switch it off and then back on again. And just before that cell towers have issues like they usually do in adjacent areas when there's a rolling blackout but come back on when it's our turn. So why switch it off like that when there's not supposed to be load shedding? Seems fishy.Why would they load shed for 30 minutes?
Solar makes sense it's just a matter of to which degree. Eskom seems hellbent of upping that degree though.All of this makes me wonder if the guys that were saying solar doesn't make financial sense, are possibly reconsidering. I would be curious to see at what point it starts making financial sense (considering the steep 45% increase Eskom is asking for and future increases) as well as the peace of mind that comes with having an alternative solution.