No loadshedding expected today™...

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Gordon_R

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Something is not adding up here.
Unplanned outages or loss of generation, is sitting at about the same as the December Load Shedding run.

Yet demand is higher now then when we had Load Shedding.

Are we missing something?
The weather was a big factor in December, with widespread rain in the N-Cape reducing IPP solar. Eskom does not publish these numbers as part of its unplanned outages.

Its also a cumulative thing, once diesel and pumped storage are exhausted, it's immediate Stage 4, and it takes a week to recover.
 

cavedog

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How are we not having loadshedding with those high breakdowns. remember we had stage 6 last time it hit 15000MW now at over 14000MW but no loadshedding at all? Maybe those are not the real numbers.
 

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How are we not having loadshedding with those high breakdowns. remember we had stage 6 last time it hit 15000MW now at over 14000MW but no loadshedding at all? Maybe those are not the real numbers.
What I find even more confusing is that the risk of load shedding is "low", I would have thought it would be really high at 14000MW of breakdowns.
 

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How are we not having loadshedding with those high breakdowns. remember we had stage 6 last time it hit 15000MW now at over 14000MW but no loadshedding at all? Maybe those are not the real numbers.
Something does not add up.
 

Ryansr

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If only Nersa can just agree to the tariff increase as dictated by Eskom so that we can finally stop the forever imminent (with zero to little warning) loadshedding by them. It seems that Eskom will just increase the loadshedding stage if that percentage tariff increase is not granted. Stupid government now wants to run the show, wtf are they thinking? o_O
 

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Sinbad

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What I find even more confusing is that the risk of load shedding is "low", I would have thought it would be really high at 14000MW of breakdowns.
Maybe the planned offline stuff is less now than it was over December.
 

MightyQuin

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The weather was a big factor in December, with widespread rain in the N-Cape reducing IPP solar. Eskom does not publish these numbers as part of its unplanned outages.

Its also a cumulative thing, once diesel and pumped storage are exhausted, it's immediate Stage 4, and it takes a week to recover.
Exactly.

Also it's quite clear not everybody knows the real definition of "unplanned outages", as was explained by ESKOM.
 

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The so called 'unplanned' outages persist at over 13000mw, it won't be much longer until emergency reserves are depleted and Load Shedding rears it ugly head again.
 
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