Lia, liar, pants of fire: Expert says SA is in Stage 5 load-shedding

Lia, liar, pants of fire: Expert says SA is in Stage 5 load-shedding

Energy expert, Ted Blom, feels that Eskom is being dishonest about the load-shedding currently in place on a national level. Blom says that the number of megawatts taken offline puts load-shedding into stage 5, not stage 4 as currently suggested.

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Energy expert, Ted Blom, claims that Eskom is being dishonest about what stage load-shedding is currently being implemented in South Africa.

eNCA reports that, by Eskom's own definition, stage 5 entails 5 000 megawatts being taken offline. Blom is adamant that Eskom had revealed themselves as 'absolute liars' when they said 4 900 megawatts were currently being shed. reported earlier this week that Eskom had held a media briefing to explain the current situation at the power utility, as well as to address the recent blackouts.

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Blom further claims that the state-owned entity has lost control of the system and is lying about the true situation facing Eskom.

In the meantime, Eskom has denied plans to implement stages 5 to 8. The power utility released a statement saying that this was simply a contingency plan and that they have no intention of implementing the plan just yet.

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South Africa has been dealing with black-outs, for the most part at stage 4, since last week. Minister Pravin Gordhan says that the state is waiting for a technical investigation to be completed before they will commit to ending load-shedding.

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