- Energy expert Ted Blom has warned that stage 8 load-shedding might be a feature of 2021
- He warned that Eskom is not always honest with its load-shedding schedule and things might get a lot worse in 2021
- South Africans have no idea what stage 8 might look like, tweeps took to the internet to share their theories
South Africa breathed a sigh of relief when Eskom announced that stage 2 load-shedding had been suspended.
However, Ted Blom, an energy analyst, has warned that Eskom is not always honest with its load-shedding schedules and South Africa might be in for a lot worse, possibly stage 6 load-shedding.
Blom said something else that really caught South Africa's attention, he said he wouldn't be surprised if Eskom introduces stage 8 load-shedding.
Twitter users started speculating what stage 8 might look like and some of their ideas were hilarious, others were downright frightening.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the reactions to the news that stage 8 load-shedding might be a real thing:
"Load-shedding stage 8 is when the truck company is taking the sun away"
"What’s Stage 8?? "
"At this point, I’m willing to apologize to Zuma and the Guptas. What sort of clownery is Stage 8!! "
"Saw stage 8 & thought people are discussing Candy Crush levels kanti you talking about load-shedding."
"Apparently, stage 8 means you can forget about that light at the end of the tunnel."
"Stage 8 is where they fly to space and cima the sun and the moon with a bucket of water."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Eskom made the welcome announcement that stage 2 load shedding would be suspended on Monday. However, it might be the calm before the storm as Ted Blom, a respected energy expert, warns that stage 8 load-shedding might be on the cards for 2021.
Blom spoke on the Free Marketeers podcast where he warned the Eskom was not always 100% transparent with its load-shedding schedules.
An example he gives is that when advertised as stage 1, Eskom actually implements stage 3 power cuts.
However, in a surprising announcement Eskom has announced that load-shedding will be suspended from Monday evening after an improvement in its struggles to power the nation.
In a statement released on Monday evening, Eskom confirmed that generation capacity had improved following the return of some generation units:
"Eskom is pleased to inform the public that load-shedding will be suspended from 23:00 tonight as the generation capacity has improved following the return of some generators to service."
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Source: Briefly News