Cash registers ka-ching during load-shedding


Cash registers ka-ching during load-shedding

South Africans are ramping up on weather and energy supplies after rolling power cuts and rainy weather

Lwandile Bhengu, Nivashni Nair and Suthentira Govender

With 12 days left until Christmas, some of SA’s largest malls have refused to allow rolling blackouts to dim the festive shopping frenzy.

From solar PV rooftop systems, load-shedding teams and fully powered generators, shopping centres such as the Mall of Africa and The Pavilion have bolstered their contingency plans to ensure seamless shopping.

“Mall of Africa has a solar rooftop system which is grid-tied and produces power for self-consumption, meaning that all of the electricity generated from the sun is utilised during the mall’s seven-day-a-week load profile, and it is able to support the mall’s day-to-day electricity need, thus reducing our impact and reliance on the national energy grid,” Mall of Africa general manager Johann Fourie said...

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