Power-sharing a solution to blackouts: Analyst

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JOHANNESBURG - Power cuts are here to stay, and the economy is set to take a huge strain. 

Eskom's continuous blackouts have not only disrupted daily life but have also caused a substantial drop in economic activity.

"I think the point was that if we look at how corporates are responding to their own needs, they will be purchasing or arranging diesel power on a one-by-one basis," says risk consultant, Volker von Widdern.

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"Power-sharing is more relevant now, for example, when one draws power out of a diesel engine," he adds.

"Look at the variable cost of the business and the variable profit it may generate, then compare that to a broader and shared power generating module," he adds.


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