Eskom may have to charge up to 30% more for electricity and implement stage 8 load shedding this year if they aren’t able to get exemptions from pollution limits at their coal power stations. More specifically the minimum air quality standards.
Eskom has requested postponements to aligning their emissions. The request has only been granted to select power stations and even then, it was only a partial postponement. If Eskom comply with what’s required of them, they will need to effectively shut off around 16 000 MW of electricity immediately. This would mean that households could be without electricity for up to 12 hours a day.
To be fully compliant Eskom would need to spend around 30 billion Rand per power station. While Eskom has a plan to limit emissions in a more sustainable way, but this will take time, in the meantime Eskom have appealed the decision and are currently awaiting a verdict.
So, what does this mean for your household or business? Well, you don’t need me to tell you that being without power for 12 hours is a massive problem. It’s hard not to feel discouraged when you hear news like this, but there’s a way out of it!
Solar Power. By making use of the sun, which is a natural, renewable resource you can avoid being shut down in the event of stage 8 load shedding or any level of load shedding. With solar power you’ll have control over your power. With a bit of leg work you won’t have to worry about if there’s stage 8 load shedding, you can be free of it. The great thing about solar power is that it’s customisable, do you want to run everything on solar power or just your refrigerator? you can do either and much more.
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