Shedding Light on Load Shedding: How Private Solar Alleviates Eskom’s Strain

Shedding Light on Load Shedding: How Private Solar Alleviates Eskom’s Strain

As Eskom grapples with the challenge of load shedding, a surprising ally emerges to ease the burden – private solar power. Recent announcements by Eskom reveal a temporary suspension of load shedding during daylight hours, thanks to the significant contribution of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Eskom estimates a whopping 5,200MW of rooftop PV capacity, with a practical guarantee of at least 1,000MW diversion during daylight. This divergence has become instrumental in reducing load shedding severity, even completely suspending it in recent weeks when the generation shortfall is around 1,000MW.

The trend showcases solar PV consistently generating over 1,300MW during daylight hours, a testament to its growing impact on the grid. Eskom, acknowledging the potential, is starting to rely on this renewable power source to mitigate the severity of load shedding.

Wind farms from independent power producers (IPPs) also play a significant role, contributing over 1,000MW to well over 2,000MW, especially during evenings. Eskom’s reliance on wind power and the minimal use of diesel further alleviates the need for load shedding.

Despite these positive developments, Eskom remains cautious about load shedding forecasts, expressing uncertainty about the severity in the coming years. Unplanned outages have reduced to 13,250MW, with ongoing efforts to bring Kusile units back online, contributing close to 2,000MW.

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Eskom’s acknowledgment of the impact of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems, highlights the instrumental role of solar power in reducing load shedding severity. This aligns with B6 Rayleigh Energy’s commitment to providing high-quality solar panels for both residential and commercial use, designed to endure for 25 years.

While load shedding forecasts remain uncertain, the positive developments in renewable energy, coupled with diligent maintenance efforts, offer a hopeful perspective for a more stable and sustainable energy future in South Africa. Join us in embracing the power of the sun with B6 Rayleigh Energy Solar Panels. #LoadSheddingSolution #SolarPowerRevolution #RenewableEnergy LoadShedding #SolarPower #RenewableEnergy #B6RayleighEnergy #B6Group

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