Eskom ... is there ANY chance? In CPT there is

Jup, CoCT had to do that, up the connection fee.

Perfectly reasonable.

Now Eskom the same.

Unfortunately the ones who cannot mitigate the cost as eloquently as most of use here can, have done, a vast majority, is going to pay a lot more one day.

Hope the big plans going on would mitigate that, the politics sorted to help it happen faster.

Time will tell.

@plonkster … more panels, the cheaper part, I agree there. But dang man, the panels may be cheap, but the parts to mount them properly, holy moly!

The old news, yeah, the amount of new solar newbies on other site, sjoe. But it has calmed down, waiting for the next bout of LS to hit SA …

I’m not sure this issue is as big as the media makes it out to be. Bear with me.

First, the poorest of the poor are always on a tariff that ensures they don’t bear the brunt of the heavy connection fees.

Second, the connection fee is not applied on top of the existing electricity cost. It is taken out of the existing cost. The reduce the per-unit cost of the lowest block by the same amount as the connection fee, thereby keeping the cost in check. The majority of people don’t end up paying R500 more, that really is a worst case scenario.

To be clear, I didn’t look at the actual tariffs. I just know this is how it is normally done, and I’m sure the people who did it were not complete idiots. That’s how Cape Town introduced the home tariff. Even now, if you look up the publicly available documentation on this, you will clearly see the home tariff (which has a connection fee) is cheaper per unit (up to 600kWh) than the domestic tariff (which does not have a connection fee).

In other news …

Reading the paper, it looks a lot like something generated by an LLM.
https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2304318120

They claim the 10kWh for 45m³ of concrete at the upper end of their estimate for capacity, and also only if you can extract all the energy from the capacitor (which is a very problematic assumption in itself). And the concrete has to be drenched in electrolyte.

Besides that, having your floor charged will be an interesting experience in itself. I don’t see this going mainstream.

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When I see the words “super” and “capacitor” in sequence, I do tend to get suspicious.

All I know, there is no way on this earth I’m rebuilding everything.

Also contemplate … TTT, how will u short THAT floor?

https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/south-africa/false-offers-of-cheap-electricity-and-devices-to-reduce-consumption/

Noiw I understand…Eskom is saved by WattSave :wink:

Uuuuh… that’s not “John”.

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That’s a guy called Matthias, who tested that thing on his own YouTube channel. Big Clive did a review as well.

Original ad here, (Matthias shows up at 1:35).

Edit: I sent the author of the MW article an email to tell him that I found “John”.

“Load Shedding” (LS) is so “last year” … this year we call it “Load Reduction” (LR)

Just one example of how it is used, explained, described.

Methinks, this little storm hitting SA, ja boet, renewables are taking a break, or are they LS? :rofl:

Stop talking and just do …

From Daily Maveric …

Electricity Minister confirms: Karpowership deal is off . The Sunday Times led on Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa’s plans for nuclear. The bigger news from that interview is that Ramokgopa confirmed that the ridiculous and cash-guzzling Karpowership energy powership deal is off the cards. (This is a big win for civil society, which has fought the Mad Hatter plan from the get-go. Ed. )

Dankie tog!!!

Now lets get the renewbles running …

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Minister Ramokgopa is showing alarming signs of competence and common sense.

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I said from the beginning that I like him. Of course he has a way of putting things overly positive (that is his job), but the way he explains things in a common-sense sort of way, I really like that.

The other day a person told me, because of BD’s article, how it all was AdR’s fault. He could not “stop” LS. How he messed it up.

I burst out laughing - in their face.

As with AdR, "Amok"gopa, sorry, that is Ramokgopa, they all “take the King’s shilling”.

In other words, they are “controlled” by the whims of the “shareholders”. They are either “allowed” or “hindered” in their handling of the issue.

Some people have never been hired by a company that was already going under… only to realise it too late, and find that they could do nothing to stop it. And it shows.