LOADSHEDDING IS BACK!
Be prepared for even worse Loadshedding from August
Within the first week of January 2021, South-Africa has experienced its first taste of Eskom`s regular power-cuts. This was due to the Koeberg Nuclear station that was taken off-line earlier than expected. Following this, another round of power cuts in the next week due to the failure of the main coal feed at the Kriel and Duvha stations due to unforeseen breakdowns.
With the winter that quickly approached, Loadshedding will most likely be implemented with the rise in power usage due to the increased use of heating. As Eskom deals with these issues and breakdowns and lack of proper maintenance at these facilities, these types of outages are expected to b experienced for the next few years.
According to Business insider (2021), Eskom has warned of serious energy constraints towards the end of the year, the long-standing financial constraints is also worsened by municipality debts, totaling R35.2 billion (Business insider, 2021).
The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the delay of maintenance plans, as well as disruptions in the supply of coal and diesel. The graph below illustrates how dependent Eskom will remain on expensive emergency generation:
(Business insider, 2021).
Do not be left powerless due to these power cuts, GC Solar has a range of solutions for you to choose from. With many people working from home due to Covid-19 restrictions, these power cuts have a lot of implications.
Our KAPPA Energy UPS Power System is an ideal solution to these implications, this system is ideal for office and home use that needs a constant power supply. The KAPPA Energy UPS range delivers short-term backup power to all your devices. This UPS system is mobile and easily transported to where ever you need it and its compact size makes it easy to store away when not in use. This unit does not need to be installed, this makes it very cost-effective and it can also be connected to solar panels.
Another way to curve these implications due to power cuts, and at the same time save on electricity costs is to switch to solar energy. GC Solar has a loadshedding special design especially for customers looking to switch to solar due to loadshedding and power cuts.
These packages include the basics needed to switch to solar such as:
– JA solar panels 410W
– 3.5KW Pylontech Battery
– Growatt ES Inverter
– Cable pack
– GC Battery fuse holder 2 Pole
– Battery fuses 160A
-Battery cable red (35mm)
– Battery cable black (35mm)
A few benefits of switching to solar energy is that it is a renewable energy source, it reduces electricity bills, and it has low maintenance cost.