Eskom has refuted reports that Stage 8 load shedding is imminent. The claim is made in an article claiming that municipalities have been informed that Stage 8 load shedding was imminent.
However in a statement, the power utility says in keeping with its obligations in terms of the Disaster Management Act, contingency plans are in place in the event the stage 8 power outages need to be implemented.
Stage 8 for who, not in my name #Stage8 pic.twitter.com/DpsGKispGG
— Sbu Kenneth Ntuli (@SbuNtuliSA) January 13, 2020
Eskom says the likelihood of reaching Stage 8 is low.
I just want to know why is there NO DIFFERENCE in the electricity bill ever?????? #stage8 pic.twitter.com/FLA7c09KYG
— ? Baroness Sibeso (@MissDivaNumber1) January 13, 2020
Eskom says the likelihood of reaching Stage 8 is low. “No load shedding is expected today and technicians are working to restore generation units that were on planned maintenance as well as those that experienced breakdowns.”
International energy experts
On Monday, Energy expert Ted Blom says Eskom should consider bringing international energy experts on board to help curb the ongoing challenges at the power utility.
His comments come as Eskom continues to battle to keep the lights on, which has triggered the resignation of the power utility’s board chairperson Jabu Mabuza last week.
Some analysts say households and businesses should be encouraged by the government to generate their own power using solar panels and feed the excess back into the grid.
But Blom says thorough maintenance of generating plants is also vital. He says only an international energy expert can help turnaround Eskom.
Stage 8 is the same feeling you get when greet inside the taxi & no one replies ??? #eskom #stage8 pic.twitter.com/gVA9bMc0Rq
— DayStar ? (@KrazyThebe) January 13, 2020
Stage 8 is the stage where Eskom employees go house to house and take all the candles #Eskom #Stage8 #Loadshedding pic.twitter.com/YYV0kDhFKy
— Saalborn (@HSaalborn) January 13, 2020
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