Skip to comments.Back to blackouts: SA in the dark as Eskom stumbles ( South Africa )
Posted on 12/02/2018 7:18:10 PM PST by george76
Eskoms warning that the country was threatened by months of rotating blackouts became a reality in less than 24 hours.
The state-owned company, which produces most of South Africas power, said on Wednesday that controlled blackouts could return and last throughout the year. Even more concerning is that the company expects energy availability of the system will keep declining into early next year and probably only recover to current levels in six months.
By Thursday, Eskom announced it was cutting 1GW from the grid. It doubled that amount on Friday in an outage thats scheduled to last 13 hours.
For South Africans, that means a return to stocking up on candles, mopping up thawed refrigerators and sitting in gridlocked roads around blank traffic lights. All of that became familiar in 2008, and again in 2015, when Eskom implemented months of the outages known locally as load shedding. Those cuts hamstrung the economy, limiting industrial output and hurting business and consumer confidence.
The utility is also running low on coal.
- Electricity .
When the Arab Revolt captured Damascus in WWI they couldnt keep the phones or electric system operating.They only knew about living in the desert and riding camels.
I wish there was more press coverage of what it is actually like to live in a devolving socialist country so that the socalists outside these countries can actually see what it is like to live their dream.
Can you provide a link please? Thank you.
White Privilege debunked.
Thank God they’ve rid themselves of those racist white-privilege Euro-American horrors, like electricity.
Quick - seize some more white farms
Saving the planet one light bulb at a time.
Do they sti1
.. have the whee].
Oh, come on, let's get real--those other countries are not the USA. Americans can do *anything*--socialism will be wonderful once *we* do it! /sarcasm
The Bern, occasional-cortex, ManBearPig, 0bama, H->! and Mad Max can’t get this straightened out?
Sounds as though when SA goes black* in the very near future, we’ll need an updated composite satellite pic of Earth at night.
Won’t be just NK ‘living’ in the dark.
(* reality, not pun)
Thank God theyve rid themselves of those racist white-privilege Euro-American horrors, like electricity.
The Harif do not carry water!
From industrial powerhouse to “stocking up on candles”. Great job, ANC.
How can they be so certain? Which White country do they expect to bail the out?
Africa wins again.
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