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No clarity on power outage

2011-05-26 07:35

Johannesburg - City Power has posted load-shedding schedules on its website, but said this did not mean it would happen, the Citizen reported on Thursday.

"On an annual basis we update our load-shedding schedules. However at this stage there is no indication of load-shedding," said City Power spokesperson Louis Pieterse.

Some areas on the schedule are listed for load-shedding three times a week, from 6:00 to 10:00m, or 18:00 to 22:00.

Earlier this month, Eskom said that it did not issue an alert despite municipalities updating their load-shedding schedules.

Comments
  • the_watcher - 2011-05-26 08:17

    My area is down for 18-22 FOUR DAYS a week!!! THE worst time possible TIMES FOUR!!!! Other areas have 3 days a weeks at times when it wouldn't be problematic for anyone except perhaps someone on life support!! Why must some areas be completely scr-wed and others untouched??

      Egg-Zachary - 2011-05-26 10:20

      Same here for my area! Absolutely ridiculous, but there is nothing we can do!!!!!

  • morentebo - 2011-05-26 08:18

    well in my area last night, you decided to cut ours without a warning, on the coldest night LAST NIGHT, I didn't even watch Doctors nor Ellen Show please warn us next time Damn it

  • the_watcher - 2011-05-26 08:18

    My area is down for 18-22 FOUR DAYS a week!!! THE worst time possible TIMES FOUR!!!! Other areas have 3 days a weeks at times when it wouldn't be problematic for anyone except perhaps someone on life support!! Why must some areas be completely scr-wed and others untouched??

  • ian.d.samson - 2011-05-26 08:37

    In an e-mail from Hilary Joffe, ESKOM, dated 2011/05/25, she writes: "Eskom does not plan any load shedding and neither does City Power. City Power updates the load shedding schedules it has on its website once a year. Most of the other metros have load shedding schedules as well - not because load shedding is imminent, but simply to be prepared in case of emergency. As Eskom have said however, the power system will be tight for at least the next two years and we urge people to use electricity efficiently".

  • Koos - 2011-05-26 08:37

    if you do load shedding it just mean that you cant properly manage your systems...... think of all the babies and toddlers that wont have power.... the public should get discounts everytime there is a loadshed as we do pay for it but when it goes of, we dont get anything in return...

  • ian.d.samson - 2011-05-26 08:44

    In an e-mail from Hilary Joffe, ESKOM, dated 2011/05/25, she writes: "Eskom does not plan any load shedding and neither does City Power. City Power updates the load shedding schedules it has on its website once a year. Most of the other metros have load shedding schedules as well - not because load shedding is imminent, but simply to be prepared in case of emergency. As Eskom have said however, the power system will be tight for at least the next two years and we urge people to use electricity efficiently".

  • Proefeet - 2011-05-26 09:00

    "City Power has posted load-shedding schedules on its website, but said this did not mean it would happen." Of course it will.

  • Sparxi - 2011-05-26 09:01

    So if the schedule says loadshedding could happen on 3 days of the week between 10.00 - 14.00 and power in the whole neighbourhood is out 3 night running for a few hours, what's happening? Is that not load shedding? Is it a random out at 23.00 at night or did electricity use suddenly peak? Is it "sabotage" or is the local grid on a timer? Why are Eskom & City Power pussy-footing around this issue, when it is clear that power has been out in a number of areas and that their is a consistent pattern to these outages?

  • SRK1 - 2011-05-26 09:08

    Is City Power a private company or a subsidiary of Eskom or is it run by the Government?? If run by the government I can understand the screw up but if not then why are is this being done.

  • Ollie - 2011-05-26 09:13

    Three times a week in winter don't mind the morning but the evenings - people need to cook for their families and that's when it's the coldest - this problem has been going on for years why has nothing been done to improve the situation???????????

  • Sparxi - 2011-05-26 09:17

    So if the schedule says load shedding could happen on 3 days of the week for 3 hours during the day and power in the whole neighbourhood is out 3 night running for 3 hours, what's happening? If this is not load shedding, is it a random event that just happens to take place at the same time each night? Did electricity use suddenly peak at 23.00? Should we be whispering "sabotage"? Have you installed timers on the local grid? Is it the work of aliens? To Eskom & City Power: why are you pussy-footing around this issue, such as calling outages a “rumour”, when it is clear that power has been out in a number of areas in a consistent pattern? Seriously, what do you take us for? You can fool some of the people some of the time… Are there possibly concerns as to potential liabilities if you had to admit to power management?

  • Chips - 2011-05-26 09:21

    I assume this shedding was not posted before the Local elections in Gauteng. You get what you vote for in the end or is City power not under the control of the Municipality ?

  • Ulysses - 2011-05-26 10:04

    Why don't I believe this?

  • Wade Mackintosh - 2011-05-26 10:20

    Yeah, and i thought yesterday they said there was no load shedding plans. LIERS LIERS LIERS. All our "leaders" and uneducated "CEO's" are liers, thieves and are totally void of any grey matter.

  • TeeCat - 2011-05-26 10:45

    What irritates me the most is that certain areas only have cuts during office hours when the residents are away at work and others are scheduled for 4 cuts a week over dinner time. It would make more sense if the times were staggered - ie area 1 has Tuesdays 10:00-14:00 and Thursdays 18:00-22:00 and every second Saturday or Sunday 06:00-10:00, then area 2 would be Tuesdays 18:00-22:00 and Thursdays 06:00-10:00 and every second Saturday or Sunday 10:00-14:00. But no, the idiots in charge just make one area NEVER be able to eat supper (and seeing as this is the case why don't they do that to Sandton/Bryanston where the residents CAN afford to eat out 4 times a week???). Blimmin IDIOTS in the council.

  • DeonL - 2011-05-26 10:47

    More of the same in Gauteng, I am glad I live and work in Cape Town.

  • DeonL - 2011-05-26 11:05

    Vasbyt! I am glad I live and work in Cape Town, power outages here is a rarety, maybe 30 minutes every 3 years we have no power.

  • Louise - 2011-05-26 13:35

    4 days a week! Thanks City Power!

  • horsehair - 2011-05-26 14:11

    we'll just have to get a generator like our colleagues in Somalia and Sudan. Well cocked up you idiot government. What's your next trick to turn this into countries who got independence earlier than you did?

  • LUFC - 2011-05-26 14:26

    Congratulations ANC voters.

  • Revive - 2011-05-26 15:24

    City Power stuff up! What a bunch of idiots. If there is no load shedding yet, why add the information? All its done is create panic as people STILL seem to think it's happening...despite news articles stating its not yet coming into effect. My word there are a bunch of morons working at City Power! Release the schedule when you plan to do load shedding...dont mak it live just because you updating information with no intention to load shed yet. Grow a brain cell you chops..

  • Lottie - 2011-05-26 15:43

    Can someone please post the link to where you are getting this load shedding schedule? I can't find it on Eskom's or City Power's websites. thanks :)

  • GUNTSCH - 2011-05-27 07:59

    Go ahead, keep on voting for the ANC, and this is the result you will get. It makes me sick.

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