Posted by Duncan Drennan at The first thing we each need to realise is that in the short term Eskom and the government can't help us. In fact, the only short term solution is to punish everyone by load shedding or electricity rationing.
Eskom therefore generates, transports and distributes electricity — and this is managed predominantly by Eskom for the entire country; however, Eskom only directly supplies more than 5 million households which means that most of us are supplied by municipalities.
At all times there must be sufficient supply to meet demand, but electricity demand is not consistent because of: This means that the power system requires constant and prudent management of supply to meet demand but, today, Eskom faces the challenge of a constrained power system that will affect us until substantial new power capacity is available.
In the meantime, to meet demand, our older power stations and infrastructure are being used to full capacity. In addition, routine and necessary maintenance of plant and infrastructure is carefully scheduled to limit compromising supply capacity during periods of high demand.
We have also strengthened the distribution network to reduce the incidence of localised outages when the power trips because of overload in local areas such as suburbs. Localised outages should not be confused with load shedding.
Local outages can occur when there is either a technical fault in the transmission or distribution network, or when electricity equipment has been tampered with such as theft of cables, or when there is an overload of the local system because of irregular high usage due to electricity theft as well as normal faults.
Load shedding, or load reduction, is done countrywide as a controlled option to respond to unplanned events to protect the electricity power system from a total blackout. Many countries and cities in other parts of the world have experienced complete blackouts.
To re-start their system, they are able to tap into a power system from a neighbour which can take a few hours or days, but we have to rely on ourselves to start the system from scratch — energising one power plant at a time and one section of the country at a time.
It could take up to two weeks to restore full power, which would have a severe impact on our country!
This is why we use load shedding, or load reduction, to effectively manage our power system and assist in protecting it from such an event. Our agreement with some of our large industrial customers means we can instruct them to reduce electricity consumption when it is urgent to balance the system.
If, after Load Curtailment, the demand on the system is still greater than available supply, we have to implement a process of load shedding to prevent an imbalance and subsequent blackout.
Load shedding will also be implemented if there is insufficient time to request load curtailment; and in winter load shedding can be implemented before curtailment due to the peaky nature of the problem. This information is for "information purposes" only.
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Power shortages in Pakistan have continued to worsen over the years as load shedding hours peaked to hours a day.
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