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Eskom: Every man, woman and business for themselves!

10 months ago

Numbed is probably how Saffers are feeling. Between Covid and Eskom media coverage, do you even bother to read the content anymore? Worn out over the ongoing barrage of bad news, how much value is more bad news on top of the heap. In keeping with the overload (pun intended) here are links to 2…

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Eskom generation is failing: here are the stats:

10 months ago

Whatever you have read in the media about how Eskom is addressing maintenance backlogs, generation capacity and load ‘rotation’, is masking the oncoming light at the ned of the tunnel. The light ,when it is not subject to load shedding, is at the point where the weight and momentum is close to unstoppable. You need…

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FACT: If you are not generating your own power, your business is in trouble.fact check this!

11 months ago

Let us remove the scare mongering from the equation in order to generate sales and just lay out the actuals. You can draw your own conclusions from the list below; 1.) Government has not procured a single megawatt of additional power 2.) South Africa needs an estimated 16 000MW of NEW generation capacity by 2030…

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Eskom’s long term reality

1 year ago

Unfortunately, this is the reality, by default, for every electricity consumer on South Africa and those in neighboring countries. Existing generation capacity, maintenance on a severely neglected transmission and distribution infrastructure and spiraling debt are all long term factors that are impacting on Eskom’s ability to provide electricity. These are not problems that will be…

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Eskom’s next move: bail out or increased tariffs?

1 year ago

Eskom have just released their interim half year results. On the surface, an R83 million profit sounds great considering the ongoing losses the SOE is infamous for. That’s about where the ‘good’ news stops. By the time you have blinked the actual losses get added to the numbers and Eskom, and therefore their paying consumers,…

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Photovoltaic olympics – Citius – Altius – Fortius

1 year ago

Faster. Higher. Stronger. The case of advancements in the renewable industry is very similar to the advancement theory in computers. Moore’s Law (originally more an observation) basically says that the ability of a computer will double every 2 years while remaining the same size or, visa versa. The is an over-simplification, but you get the…

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The cons to PV panels and hybrid systems

1 year ago

There is no perfect system. The ideal is to have the best of all worlds which is why hybrid systems are so effective. We have an exceptional climate for solar in southern Africa. blessed with abundant sunshine, PV is a really great option for us. There is that dreaded ‘terms and conditions’ that come with…

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Eskom to cut off non-paying municipalities

1 year ago

A recent court case between Pioneer food and Eskom has found that even though Pioneer is paying their electricity bill to the municipality, the municipality is not paying Eskom. The municipality is in default. The issue lies between Eskom and the municipality, NOT the indirect client despite their bill being paid in full! The court…

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convert to solar now! Here is why:

1 year ago

Eskom have released their latest results. There are absolutely no surprises there. A death spiral in aviation terms is essentially when a plane loses control and spins to its logical conclusion and ultimate demise. On the very rare occasion a plane may recover from this mechanical and aerodynamic nightmare, this usually takes the form of…

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Why Eskom hides the facts from you

1 year ago

Essentially all South African State Owned Enterprises have failed, with one notable exception: SARS. It is a fact that in every country in the world, dysfunctional, or not, the revenue collection service always seems to be well staffed and efficient. Why is the same standard not set for the other state institutions instead of using…

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