- Apr 25, 2006
Uhmm what?It depends how you look at it, as I see it.
Eskom using Peaking Plants as Base Load is really not a good Idea.
So we should remove all Peaking Plant figures, as they are just that, for peak and emergencies.
The whole point of peaking plants is to temporarily fill a gap in a Jam.
If you add up the stats posted by the Eskom Spokesperson on Twitter from 01/06/2021.
OCGT Usage = 3045 Megawatts
Hydro Usage = 2794 Megawatts
VPS = 282 Megawatts
Load Shedding = 2292 Megawatts
TOTAL: 8413 Megawatts short
I think you need to know how to read those numbers
Eskom used 9 OCTGS which gives roughly 1350MW not sure where you got 3045 from?
This is from their data portal.
So it was actually
OCTG - 1182
Hydro usage - 1047
Looking at his Tweet it shows the following
So pray tell where did you get your figures?
If you're referring to the following
That's still not 3045 OCTG, that's if you include the IPP which you don't, is 2700, without the IPP it would've been 1959. Also pumped for that day was 1180? So where oh where do you get your numbers from? Starting to sound a bit like Ted Bloom and Chris Yelland.
I'm all for attacking Eskom, but you've got to do it with the right numbers and things.