Analysis of the Eskom crisis
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Date: March 20, 2019
Eskom and government have started planning for Stage 5 and Stage 6 loadshedding. This could ignite a race against time to avoid national blackout. At the moment the national grid is under extreme pressure and loadshedding may escalate. An extensive briefing by Eskom executives and the Department of Public Enterprises on Tuesday has made it clear that the national power supply is more precarious than previously understood. South Africa has bought all available diesel on the high seas, maintenance of power plants is in crisis because boiler tubes are bursting at eight units across three power stations and there is a planned strike early in April.
For more on this, we have joined Tshepo Kgadima Energy Advisor and Ted Bloem, Energy Expert.
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