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Travel Bug Dog Tag Load Shedder

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Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
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Load Shedder TB

My mission is to travel the world looking for power. So any cache near a power plant or a cache with the word power in. But I am not limited to just power related caches. Remember motion generates power too, so move me to many caches. The more the movement the more the power. Please post photo's of the places of power. Load Shedding:
Removal of pre-selected customer demand from a power system, as a result of the occurrence of an abnormal condition, in a effort to maintain the integrity of the system and minimize overall customer outages.
What happened:
Eskom and government have known, since 1990 that South Africa would run out of generating capacity by 2007. When Eskom approached the South African government with this forecasted 2007 problem, the government, in the hope that an independent power producer would miraculously appear out of the wood work, ignored it. And only in 2004 gave Eskom the go ahead to start building more power stations. Obviously this was too late and has resulted in the current problem. "Eskom was right and government was wrong," President Mbeki said on December 11 2007 in a public apology at an ANC fundraising dinner in Bloemfontein. Government was trying to encourage independent power producers to come into the market and build the new capacity that was required.
And Now:
Well South Africans are having to bear the brunt of this ignorance with power cuts at all times of the day right across the country. Disrupting our normal lives. Now people are shopping for generators as alternate modes of power. Businesses are having to deal with huge losses as their power is cut, at times, during their trading hours. All because of a government that seems to look after it's own interests and not that of the people.
What is with the TB:
In general the TB came out of the frustration of how we feel. You have the plug but it is useless. I want this to travel the world and get my hopes of power for South Africa back... Next thing I know we will have a shortage of batteries as everyone buys them for torches. There goes my cache hunts as my batteries die on the GPS. So go little TB, get me some power....
A quick note before I get a grilling again from a fellow cacher who just so happens to be employed by Eskom. I have nothing against Eskom, they are only doing what they can to help us, the people, have electricity. Load shedding is an unfortunate way of doing it but so far it is the immediate solution. As mentioned further up, Eskom warned the government about this, but the government ignored it. If anything this is just to say that I have the means to get the power but the government has just made it a lot harder.

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Tracking History (16156.1mi) View Map

Dropped Off 06/21/2012 Fallmanskan placed it in Killingön Örebro, Sweden - 56.29 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 04/06/2012 Fallmanskan retrieved it from Kristinehamn - Bergslagens Artilleriregement Värmland, Sweden   Visit Log

Tycker denna har vandrat runt i Värmlands skogar tillräckligt länge. Ska ta med den någon annanstans.

Discovered It 03/30/2012 nordis77 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it at Bergslagens artilleriregemente

Dropped Off 03/12/2012 J5k placed it in Kristinehamn - Bergslagens Artilleriregement Värmland, Sweden - 20.31 miles  Visit Log

Had planned to leave you in the past at another heating plants but was not, but here on at a power plant at a former military base for the Artillery.

This entry was edited by j5k on Monday, 12 March 2012 at 15:24:39 UTC.

  • Värmeverk A9
Visited 03/07/2012 J5k took it to Karlstad i förändring #1: Glasberget Värmland, Sweden - 45.79 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/29/2012 J5k took it to Sedan år 2000 infaller skottdagen 29 februari Östergötland, Sweden - 80.17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/23/2012 J5k took it to Pendlarn Södermanland, Sweden - 129.75 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/19/2012 J5k took it to Löfbergs Lila Arena Värmland, Sweden - 7.56 miles  Visit Log
Visited 02/03/2012 J5k took it to Forsnäs Bruk Värmland, Sweden - 8.27 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/29/2012 J5k took it to SVEC-19 Värmland, Sweden - 42.79 miles  Visit Log
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