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    Energy Crisis and Daylight saving time!

    Just wondering if Daylight saving time was introduced would it help with current energy crisis. Has there ever being talk of Daylight saving time in South Africa. What are your thoughts on that?

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    i personally think we are past the point where we can actually control demand. The Power-Stations cannot provide enough for everyone regardless of the time of day. See the industry and fabrication is a 24/7 job so regardless of the time the energy consumption will stay the same "unless if you use solar energy then I can see a big change. And yes office and admin can well benefit from the idea. But as far as heavy industry goes our best and only solution is a nice big nuclear reactor generating massive amounts of energy.

    I don't think that we have an alternative because there is just so many ways to generate power at the moment. Truth is without power we don't have an economy and there cannot be job creation because businesses and fabrication needs what it needs. But I digress.

    Daylight saving? YES for office and businesses that can use alternative power this is a solution but for heavy industry? I honestly don't know...
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    We'd probably get more of the cooking done before the streetlights came on. That might help some.
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    The cows don't like it!
    "The farmers were the reason we never had a peacetime daylight saving time until 1966. They had a powerful lobby and were against it vociferously."

    Many farmers still don't like DST, including some dairy farmers, who find that cows' natural milking schedules don't adapt easily to a sudden shift.
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    Some businesses in say New York start at 9 am businesses in the next time zone start at 8 am so they can still sync.
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    It was proposed a couple of years back.

    Unions opposed - "was way to make de wekkas work extra hours (where)?

    Dropped like a hot cake by guvmint.

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    It's done in Namibia. Their view is that it is counter productive because they get an hour less work done if they are dependent on South Africa. Further, all that daylight saving does is shift the entire demand curve by an hour.
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    Yes but you don't understand, the demand right now is between 6 and 9 PM, if you bring daylight saving, then the time is different, and then ESKOM can cope because it will finish earlier, can't you see
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    Ah....me tooo stupeed for ESKOM logeeek
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    'Well you see, the reason is, because, why? it means I have to wake up an hour earlier and get to work an hour earlier, why you do this?
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    I heard the Eskom guy on radio say daylight saving will save about 1% in peak demand. So no use on that front.
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