By Hannes Roets
Indeed! This brings us to the issue of load shedding.
Load shedding is when electricity supply is intentionally interrupted or reduced to avoid excessive load on the generating plants. Whilst it is very disruptive (as we all know!), it is preferable to a total collapse of the electricity supply grid, which will have disastrous consequences for the country. Should the demand be allowed to exceed the supply, it could very well happen and it would take a week or longer to get the grid online again.