poweralert stage 2.....

You would think - but for whatever reason it's been a good sign for years. Roughly speaking


BTW @wingnut771 , gave up on the Telkom line "project" - looks like they may drop the current to minimum when they leave it in this dormant state.
Even though you think it may track to some level, unless you're fed directly by eskom your turn off and turn on time frames have nothing to do with eskom.
 
Even though you think it may track to some level, unless you're fed directly by eskom your turn off and turn on time frames have nothing to do with eskom.
Officially, yes.
What we strongly suspect is happening here is some overlapping to gain extra power savings in some areas including mine.
Yesterday for instance - turned on very late, first 47 minutes late then 49 minutes. Haven't seen that extreme for a very long time.

Then they seem to try make up for it - in a couple of days we'll be let off once or twice.

Not science as we know it, but who knows how things actually work in Africa.
 
Officially, yes.
What we strongly suspect is happening here is some overlapping to gain extra power savings in some areas including mine.
Yesterday for instance - turned on very late, first 47 minutes late then 49 minutes. Haven't seen that extreme for a very long time.

Then they seem to try make up for it - in a couple of days we'll be let off once or twice.

Not science as we know it, but who knows how things actually work in Africa.
In durban we switch off 2 minutes past the hour and on 1 minute past the hour.
 
Nice going guys :thumbsup:

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Officially, yes.
What we strongly suspect is happening here is some overlapping to gain extra power savings in some areas including mine.
Yesterday for instance - turned on very late, first 47 minutes late then 49 minutes. Haven't seen that extreme for a very long time.

Then they seem to try make up for it - in a couple of days we'll be let off once or twice.

Not science as we know it, but who knows how things actually work in Africa.
Nope.. What is way more likely is that the scada system has gone belly up in some way and someone is having to drive around turning substations on.

Has happened in Durban a few times over the years.
 
Officially, yes.
What we strongly suspect is happening here is some overlapping to gain extra power savings in some areas including mine.
Yesterday for instance - turned on very late, first 47 minutes late then 49 minutes. Haven't seen that extreme for a very long time.

Then they seem to try make up for it - in a couple of days we'll be let off once or twice.

Not science as we know it, but who knows how things actually work in Africa.
That doesn't even track in other areas in JHB sadly, remember since CP took over they literally have to drive to go turn it on and off
 
Nope.. What is way more likely is that the scada system has gone belly up in some way and someone is having to drive around turning substations on.

Has happened in Durban a few times over the years.
This is jhb, they do literally have to drive to go turn on and off, we are in the stone age here
 
This is jhb, they do literally have to drive to go turn on and off, we are in the stone age here
The way it works here has always been the case since we moved in (20 years ago) - they turn back on later when things are on the edge.
Who cares why exactly, that's just what appears to happen here regularly.

Turning off is usually within the minute, so doubt it's manually switched.
 
The way it works here has always been the case since we moved in (20 years ago) - they turn back on later when things are on the edge.
Who cares why exactly, that's just what appears to happen here regularly.

Turning off is usually within the minute, so doubt it's manually switched.
Under eskom it was remote. But tenderers and whatnot, meaning citypower works on different system to eskom, so not all are on the remote system, and they now have teams driving around doing it manually. We learnt this a couple of months back when some areas were delayed due to the dude responsible being mugged or something so he couldn't get there to turn areas back on
 
The way it works here has always been the case since we moved in (20 years ago) - they turn back on later when things are on the edge.
Who cares why exactly, that's just what appears to happen here regularly.

Turning off is usually within the minute, so doubt it's manually switched.
Could be that the batteries are stuffed, there is power to turn off remotely but no power to turn on again remotely.
 
Under eskom it was remote. But tenderers and whatnot, meaning citypower works on different system to eskom, so not all are on the remote system, and they now have teams driving around doing it manually. We learnt this a couple of months back when some areas were delayed due to the dude responsible being mugged or something so he couldn't get there to turn areas back on
We had similar with turning off up to about a year ago, so think it used to be manual for us too.

Could be that the batteries are stuffed, there is power to turn off remotely but no power to turn on again remotely.
Interesting idea.
It really does seem to vary to do with severity though, normally it's about 3 to 10 min. and only more when stages go up, worst is usually about 25 min. Maybe I should keep a log.... nah :giggle:
 
We had similar with turning off up to about a year ago, so think it used to be manual for us too.


Interesting idea.
It really does seem to vary to do with severity though, normally it's about 3 to 10 min. and only more when stages go up, worst is usually about 25 min. Maybe I should keep a log.... nah :giggle:
I suspect with higher stages they also have to run around turning more areas back on and off again with the same staff...
 
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