Possibility Stage 8 power cuts can't be ruled out: energy analyst

Blackouts or load-shedding has been in effect for fifteen years now. And there's no end in sight to the problems that plague Eskom. For more, #eNCA speaks to Energy Analyst, Sampson Mamphweli. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Energy analyst Sampson Mamphweli says stage 8 rolling blackouts can't be ruled out.

He says the grid is very unstable and Eskom is waiting for diesel supplies.

READ: 100 days of blackouts could be on the horizon: analyst

The power utility has ramped up power cuts to stage four for Saturday and Sunday.

"I cannot rule out the possibility of stage 8 load-shedding and that takes me back to the study that was done by the CSIR, I think it was sometime in 2019, where they actually warned us about stage 8 load-shedding by 2022 and looking at how things have been so far one is very much worried that we could be facing that reality," he said.


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