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African Business forced off-grid. The growing necessity for Diesel Generators
In South Africa businesses are facing some tough decisions.

Due to increased grid power failures the supply of electricity is being reduced. And the same time cost is through the roof.

There’s a measure called the Energy Availability Factor — it means the percentage of Eskom’s electricity generation plant that is actually producing energy.

2017 it was 79%. 2018 it dropped to 72%. In 2019 it went down again to 67%.

According to some energy analysts, Electricity prices in South Africa have roughly tripled in real terms over the past decade. The 2019 approved tariff increases will see prices rise by a further 25% in the next three years.

These increases are eating into margins and profits. For some South African businesses it might be the difference between profit and loss, survival or failure.

Cost control is more important that it’s ever been.

How is business expected to operate without energy?
The facts are; many South African companies are being forced off-grid by ever increasing mains power failure. So smart companies that wish to survive are planning for the future.

In the short-medium term the only option to maintain electrical supply is diesel generators.

Energy intensive business, and energy crucial business especially (like food and cold storage) will be spending increasing amounts on diesel in the coming years.

South Africa has some of the highest diesel prices on the continent. But the increased demand for diesel is pushing these already high prices even higher.

Power Factor Correction - How to Save money on Diesel fuel expenses
We can’t do anything about the power failures. But we can help you reduce diesel fuel consumption and save you money. This month and every month to come.

You’ll find our equipment in farm facilities, fisheries, animal food producers, abattoirs, dairies, food processing, cold room storage and even flower wholesalers.

Our units produce minimum savings of 10% on monthly diesel generator running costs. And some of our units have recorded savings of almost 30%.

In such cases the pay-back time on your investment in Power Factor Equipment could be as little as months.

On our homepage you'll find calculators to estimate your own Payback period. After you've used them be sure to get in touch with us for more information.

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