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Are We About to Experience the Worst Load Shedding in South Africa?

What is the role of our services, which cover gas installations in Cape Town, in the overall energy consumption in the country?

Load Shedding in South Africa

Despite the current lockdown, we have been enjoying a “holiday” from the ever-annoying load shedding in South Africa.

This leads to a burning question: what has been the reason for no load shedding in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what will happen as major industries resume operations?

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Gas Installations in Cape Town

According to the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), South Africa may be facing one of its worst load shedding schedule to date.

This is due to the fact that all major sectors responsible for large portions of the country’s energy consumption are now resuming their operations after almost 6 weeks of no operating.

This sudden increase of energy consumption in the mining, manufacturing and industrial sector is predicted to place immense pressure on the power grid.

As the country expects to move into the next level of lockdown, more and more businesses will be returning to work, subsequently adding to the power demand in South Africa.

Additionally, as South Africa enters into its winter months, household energy consumption will surely increase.

Therefore, SANEDI has warned all citizens and residents of South Africa to do everything they can to reduce their energy consumption on a daily basis.

Gas Fireplaces, Gas Stove Installations & Gas Geyser Installations

There are many ways that South Africans can reduce their energy consumption in the household, but easily one of the most effective methods is switching to gas appliances.

By using gas appliances to replace their electrical counterparts in your home, you actively and significantly contribute to minimising the demand for electric power supply, thereby taking the pressure of the power grid.

In addition, gas is an affordable resource that is far cleaner than electricity, so you’ll be reducing your overall carbon footprint and monthly running costs at the same time.

The Gas Works – Registered Gas Installers and Gas Installations in Cape Town

Our gas installations in Cape Town are carried out by registered gas installers who are trained and qualified to install, repair and maintain your gas installations, ensuring they remain safe and compliant with safety standards.

For more information about our services, or if you require a gas certification certificate for your gas installation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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