Eskom has denied claims that it elevated load shedding to stage 6 with out telling the general public.
The utility physique on Wednesday stated it knowledgeable its clients about each load shedding that occurred earlier this month.
Vitality skilled, Ted Blom accused the ability utility physique of shedding greater than 5,000 megawatts throughout stage 4 load shedding.
Based on Eskom’s personal calculations, that quantities to stage 6 rolling blackouts.
Blom insisted that he had proof to show that the utility was not being trustworthy with its clients in terms of load shedding.
“On the second day, Eskom loaded shedded 5,389 megawatts, which is meant to be stage 6.”
“I noticed that they loaded shedded greater than 5,000 megawatts [and] on their very own guidelines, that’s stage 6,” Blom stated.
— Ted Blom (@tedblom) September 4, 2020
Nonetheless, Eskom’s spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha stated that Blom’s explanations weren’t true.
“At no level did we mislead anyone and I’m fairly happy to notice that he acknowledges that Eskom isn’t capable of absolutely provide energy to the nation, which Eskom has now been admitting for some time.”
“Sadly, that’s the place we’re at this level,” he stated.