Stick to the load shedding schedule, Eskom

SilverCode

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Is there a law or something that requires SAPA to put the following line in every single one of their articles about Eskom:

"Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be cut, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW."

I'm getting a little tired of having to read the same line over and over again. Here are a few examples of articles it is used in:

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117589-eskom-talks-about-stage-three-load-shedding.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117583-eskom-stage-two-load-shedding-set-to-continue.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117651-sa-on-power-alert-eskom.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117366-eskom-buying-private-power.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117707-load-shedding-is-due-to-economic-growth-anc.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117545-high-chance-of-load-shedding-eskom.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117643-eskom-may-launch-higher-critical-peak-day-pricing.html

There are probably more. I just got bored looking for them.
 

Rabobi

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Is this correct :p

Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be cut, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW.
 

Prof.Merlin

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Is there a law or something that requires SAPA to put the following line in every single one of their articles about Eskom:

"Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be cut, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW."

I'm getting a little tired of having to read the same line over and over again. Here are a few examples of articles it is used in:

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117589-eskom-talks-about-stage-three-load-shedding.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117583-eskom-stage-two-load-shedding-set-to-continue.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117651-sa-on-power-alert-eskom.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117366-eskom-buying-private-power.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117707-load-shedding-is-due-to-economic-growth-anc.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117545-high-chance-of-load-shedding-eskom.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117643-eskom-may-launch-higher-critical-peak-day-pricing.html

There are probably more. I just got bored looking for them.
+1

I don't even read the articles anymore cause it annoys me
 

AntiThesis

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All the results for that quote show that it's only been used 160 times :p

I wish they wouldn't cancel loadshedding. It makes me think that we're going to get to the end and they'll go "Oh yeah, we haven't done any of the maintenance we should have"
 

Chris.Geerdts

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Cape Town has a Stage 3a (I guess, 3000MW) and a stage 3b (I guess, 4000MW)

The constant status changes are very frustrating and terrible for computer systems. I was about to do an orderly shut down of my computer at the allotted time but status changed to 'no load shedding'. 30 minutes into the time we were suddenly cut without warning.
 

Nefertiti

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Also while they claim stage 1 or 2 I got load shedding everyday this week. So according to the downtime I was actually on stage 3. FFS.. I am just going to plan for stage 3 but it really messes up with my deliverables.
 

Knyro

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Is there a law or something that requires SAPA to put the following line in every single one of their articles about Eskom:

"Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be cut, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW."

I'm getting a little tired of having to read the same line over and over again. Here are a few examples of articles it is used in:

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117589-eskom-talks-about-stage-three-load-shedding.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117583-eskom-stage-two-load-shedding-set-to-continue.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117651-sa-on-power-alert-eskom.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117366-eskom-buying-private-power.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117707-load-shedding-is-due-to-economic-growth-anc.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117545-high-chance-of-load-shedding-eskom.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117643-eskom-may-launch-higher-critical-peak-day-pricing.html

There are probably more. I just got bored looking for them.
I think they include them for the sake of completeness. Sure many of us have seen that umpteen times but for someone that just stumbled on the article it would be useful information.
 

Dan C

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Is there a law or something that requires SAPA to put the following line in every single one of their articles about Eskom:

"Stage one allows for up to 1000MW of the national load to be cut, stage two for up to 2000MW, and stage three for up to 4000MW."

I'm getting a little tired of having to read the same line over and over again. Here are a few examples of articles it is used in:

http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117589-eskom-talks-about-stage-three-load-shedding.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117583-eskom-stage-two-load-shedding-set-to-continue.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117651-sa-on-power-alert-eskom.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117366-eskom-buying-private-power.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117707-load-shedding-is-due-to-economic-growth-anc.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117545-high-chance-of-load-shedding-eskom.html
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/117643-eskom-may-launch-higher-critical-peak-day-pricing.html

There are probably more. I just got bored looking for them.
Add it as your sig :p
 

Arthur

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To be fair, for most of us the actual disconnects and reconnects are done by the municipalities, not Eskom. E's national control centre sends out shedding requirements to their regional centres who in turn liaise with the municipalities who actually have to implement the cuts.
 

ToxicBunny

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Definitely, but I think even the municipalities are running around like headless chickens thanks to Eskom.

I personally think, just announce permanent Stage 1 load shedding for the foreseeable future, and then stick to that schedule... even if we don't actually NEED to do it at that specific time, then business and residences can plan around it... also use it to accelerate any maintenance that is needed.
 

Compton_effect

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Definitely, but I think even the municipalities are running around like headless chickens thanks to Eskom.

I personally think, just announce permanent Stage 1 load shedding for the foreseeable future, and then stick to that schedule... even if we don't actually NEED to do it at that specific time, then business and residences can plan around it... also use it to accelerate any maintenance that is needed.
The most sensible idea yet.
 

Gordon_R

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To catch up on all the necessary maintenance, Eskom would have to implement Stage 2 load-shedding all day & night, and switch to Stage 3/4 during peak-hours. This would be economically (and politically) disastrous for the country, so they are just stumbing along for the forseeable future...

In any case Eskom and the municipalities need to sell as much electricity as they can to fund ongoing operations, so that permanent load-shedding would put both in a worse situation financially!?
 
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