THE SCALE OF LOAD SHEDDING IS DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND

Many of us experienced load shedding as having no power at home or at work. To explain the impact we thought it would be interesting to translate the load shedding stages into number of small household generators that would have to be turned on to account for the load shedding stages.

The typical household generator is 4kW which is equivalent to 0.004 MW:

  • Stage 1: 1 000 MW would require 250 000 household generators to be turned on
  • Stage 2: 2 000 MW would require 500 000 household generators to be turned on
  • Stage 3: 3 000 MW would require 750 000 household generators to be turned on
  • Stage 4: 4 000 MW would require 1 000 000 household generators to be turned on

If we were to look at the surface area these generators would cover, a 4 kW generator would have a surface area of 0.33 sqm.

  • Stage 1: Would require 17 soccer fields packed with generators
  • Stage 2: Would require 34 soccer fields packed with generators
  • Stage 3: Would require 51 soccer fields packed with generators
  • Stage 4: Would require 68 soccer fields packed with generators

However we just calculated these estimated values out of interest. But what we do really well is to design and engineer total industrial business or commercial power solutions using much bigger and more efficient diesel or gas powered Cat generators.

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