What exactly is load shedding?
Load shedding is an energy utility’s method of reducing demand on the energy generation system by temporarily switching off the distribution of energy to certain geographical areas.
Advantages of load shedding
Ensures that consumers or parts of the network have power as opposed to a total blackout. The planned schedules ensure that available capacity is shared fairly and each consumer gets power at one time or another.
Loadshedding affect the country
Load shedding is a major stumbling block to economic growth. Load shedding remains a noose around South Africa’s growth prospects, and energy sector reforms need to quicken, says Treasury. Treasury has revised the 2022 economic growth forecast from 2.1% to 1.9%.
Measures to Solve Load Shedding
Problem Incorporating Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources.
Minimise Unnecessary Usage and Charging of Electric Appliances.
Switch to Power Saving Appliances.
Prepare Beforehand to Avoid Inconvenience.
Stick to Natural Techniques and Methods To Avoid Load shedding Problem.