Rumours of load shedding

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  1. goodisor

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    Hey guys.I've been hearing this whole year that there is the threat of loadshedding still looming.With November December on its way and the increase of power consumption starting to climb,it might be a good time to test all your loadshedding/power outage backup equipment.....just a thought [​IMG]
     
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    Not rumors, fact of life. They are busy with Summer Maintenance.
     
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    when? now shaun? haven't been load sheded for a while? fingers crossed of course
     
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    They gave a warning a week or 2 ago. Even had a "new" schedule.
     
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    But thats the problem.They keep warning and then issuing new schedules.I think its just to keep the public aware of there usage.Ive have gassed everything that can be converted to gas,put timers on everything that needs to run periodically and I religiously turn off all unnecessary lights.My electrical bill sits at about R400.00 every 6-8 weeks.Not bad hey [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    A bit off topic. I was Gateway today and saw Eskom had a stall where they were advertising their brand of Solar energy.Didnt really investigate what it was actually about though as I was in a hurry.
     
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    Mek - if they pay they can come and install it ay my house any day :p
     
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    The problem with solar panels is they are damned expensive.Even if you can get the panels at a good rate you have to pay a fortune for the battery packs if you want something decent,and then you still have to pay a qualified electrician to install it all.Then you must consider their life span.Solar panels have to be replaced eventually and that is not a cheap exercise. [​IMG]
     
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    My power was off 9am-2pm today...
     
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    Hey Storm.Was that loadshedding or was that a planned maintenance or breakdown [​IMG]
     
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    Apparently a breakdown... but if they are taking strain now, imagine christmas...
     
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    all i want for xmas is 100kva gennie mommy :lol:
     
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    Ive heard that they might sponsor the installation of the unit,but the unit will cost about R8000.00 for the most basic of them.Not sure how true that is,but even at that cost it is not worth it. [​IMG]
     
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    yup, then some chop comes and steals it. we should just make a plan to power the tank and then sit outside around a fire singin hippie songs and reliving the sixties. save us a lot of trouble. and a lot of good things came from the sixties so who knows
     
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    flower power!
     
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    lol. Yip, would have been nice if they pay. I should've investigated further :(
     
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    Get a Hamster Powerd Generator, it never says die :p
     
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    lol @ storm. You watching Code name :Kids next door :p
     
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    Im with you Scuba:yeahdude: [​IMG]:yeahdude:.It would make for a PEACEful future I'm sure. [​IMG]
     
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    This is going to be our summer headach all over again......just cant understand why summer when winter is the high usage period.
     
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