Who would have thought that it was a mistake
17 years ago to sell the big diesel generators from the Power station
to an Indian Firm. We now have a shell of a building, a landmark
in the town that once boasted the largest privately owned Power
Station in the Southern hemisphere.
We all remember those heydays when those big machines would kick
in during powercuts, and there were plenty of them back then.
The closer you lived to the Power Station, the louder the noise.Your
lights would dim and then suddenly go bright as different loads
Now we are once again experiencing poor power supply due to the
poor planning of the South African power utility, ESKOM.
Tenders have been advertised in local newspapers for the supply
of power meters to be installed into the various private homes
and business's in town. Alas, I fear we will be joing the rest
of the world in paying for power, when we can get it!
At least the water is still free!
I have included some photo's of
the "heart" of the Powerstation being removed. Thanks to Les Marshall