Eskom has denied claims that it elevated load shedding to stage 6 with out telling the general public.
The utility physique on Wednesday mentioned it knowledgeable its prospects about each load shedding that occurred earlier this month.
Power knowledgeable, Ted Blom accused the facility utility physique of shedding greater than 5,000 megawatts throughout stage 4 load shedding.
In line with 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 sincere with its prospects in relation to 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 mentioned.
Nonetheless, Eskom’s spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha mentioned that Blom’s explanations weren’t true.
“At no level did we misinform anyone and I’m fairly happy to notice that he acknowledges that Eskom just isn’t in a position to totally 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 mentioned.