Husain Mohamed - Radio Islam News - 14.01.2020
ESKOM may implement stage 8 load shedding at some point this year.
The power utility sent South Africans into panic mode last December by implementing stage 6 load shedding. Many people did not know what this stage meant for them.
Even Municipalities were caught off-guard, as Johannesburg’s City Power did not have a schedule for stage 6 at the time.
Many South Africans were hopeful that 2020 would be a brighter year for the country, literally, but that has not been the case so far as generation and maintenance challenges continue to mount at the state company.
As a result, all municipalities have been advised to adjust their load shedding schedule up to stage 8.
Energy Expert Ted Blom told Radio Islam that stage 8 means Electricity will be cut for 50% of the day.
“Eskom did apply to NERSA to have the tables extended from level 4 to level 8. If you get to level 8, then you are offline for about 50% of the time.”
Eskom recently stated that getting back to stability will take quite some time.
Listen to the full interview with Ted Blom here: