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May 24, 2010
Karpowerships will cost South Africa half-a-trillion rand

Using power ships to alleviate load-shedding could cost South Africa R500 billion, according to the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa).

After several legal and environmental regulatory setbacks, the government's plan to use Turkish company Karpowership's ship-mounted power plants has regained momentum.
We could use the Ships for a year or two.
Note that it would take a year to build, and then grid has to be built out/connected as well.
So same lead time as solar/wind probably.

From the article:
Furthermore, the project would not be completed in time to help with load-shedding before capacity is added from other sources.
Unlike Stage 47 loadshedding "warnings" , articles like this need to be posted regularly - more noise made, more
anc quietens down.
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That's an expensive band aid. Easy to get votes once you start throwing tax money at the problem.
Better move quick elections are next year ANC must be seen to solving load shedding
I just find it ironic how people asked for this before the T&Cs became known.
Starting around 2015 (https://mybroadband.co.za/news/ener...solve-south-africas-electricity-problems.html)
up to around 2021 (https://mybroadband.co.za/news/ener...werships-to-solve-load-shedding-problems.html)

On paper it does it look better, same as how medupi/kusile was supposed to help alleviate energy constraints, on paper. But damn, when the anc is involved everything gets overpriced, under-performing, and late to deliver, because the comrades need to feed and have no integrity or competence.

You would think with the current level of load shedding, they would already be planning to build the next set of power plants for extra capacity and to replace the old plants, but there is no future planning.
OUTA sure as hell loves to moan. If they could generate electricity from all that complaining...