Shedding the load

Traffic starts to pile up at the corners of William Nicol and Stirling Rd, Sandton, after robots were not working. Pic. Halden Krog. Circa October 2007. © The Times

TRAFFIC JAM: Traffic build-up on William nicol Road after a power failure knocked out traffic lights last week. page 10. sow. 17/10/07.
Traffic starts to pile up at the corners of William Nicol and Stirling Rd, Sandton, after robots were not working. Pic. Halden Krog. Circa October 2007. © The Times TRAFFIC JAM: Traffic build-up on William nicol Road after a power failure knocked out traffic lights last week. page 10. sow. 17/10/07.

"Load-shedding of Eskom is a process by which the electricity generator and supplier deliberately switches off the supply because the production of electricity is not enough to meet the demand at the time," says Fani Zulu.

Problems are experienced, particularly in cold and wet weather.

When coal that is used to run generators, which in turn produce electricity, are wet, the production becomes abnormally slow.

There would be less power to generate the required amount of electricity.

This will then force Eskom to go on load-shedding. - Vusi Ndlovu

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