How did Load shedding affect you?


I’m curious to know how much load shedding affected you? Travel times, interrupted work, no power at home when you want to relax? I don’t really want this thread to be a moaning session, even though it might turn into that. I don’t think I was very much impacted.

One day we had no power at work because it was raining and the batteries were drained. Another day I spent an hour in traffic because some lights where out. The rest of the time we had enough sun at work to keep us going.

But then I hear stories from other people that they get switched off multiple times per day, two guys at the office are now investigating getting solar panels for their homes.


None. At home got through it with the inverter. When loadshedding struck at work went home and worked from home.


Not at all, but I’m doing remote support for a mate that list a drive on his home nas on the day he bought a ups (or three) and generator to combat the effects of Eishkom


We had “normal” loadshedding last week, once a day, about 4 hours at a time. Was lucky enough to have Chinese on Thursday - thanks to loadshedding.
Did plan to watch a movie on my off day on Monday, but was “forced” to take a nap because of loadshedding.

I’m really considering getting solar - even just for a few lights and the TV. It’s expensive, but will hopefully make the house more attractive if and when we sell. Not sure if we could still have internet if I powered my router during loadshedding??? :thinking:


Not affected at home. Have solar and inverter and batteries.

Our work only has UPS on the server for about 30 minutes, then we can’t work at all. Luckily I am out and about most of the days anyway.


I had loadshedding either at the office or at home - and no power at both unless we turned on the genny which dad filled with race fuel. I tend to make sure I am prepared and charge my tablet. I did study and homework during the power outages and the one we had at night I just watched stuff on my tablet.


A lot!

we had loadshedding 3 times at the office and twice at home. The one day we had no electricity at the office from 12 -4 and then getting home the power was off from 4- 8:30.

Getting to the office in the mornings took me about 1:30 in the mornings (where its usually anything between 30-40min) and 2 hours in the evenings to get home where it normally takes like an hour. And this is driving the HUGE distance of 14km…