Power cuts here to stay - Expert

You shouldn’t be too surprised about the latest round of power cuts, Because the country’s top scientists and energy experts, are telling us the electricity crisis is here to stay. Graeme Raubenheimer has the story. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - You shouldn't be too surprised about the latest round of power cuts because the country's top energy experts say the electricity crisis is here to stay.

Despite the grid taking a break during the lockdown, power cuts this year are proving to be particularly bad.

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"I foresee at least four weeks of hardships in terms of the risk of load shedding going forward and with every cold front we will have a massive demand on the grid," said energy expert, Ted Blom.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has also warned that if something urgent is not done now then power cuts will become a norm for the next two to three years.

"This power shortage issue is here to stay for at least until when Eskom has refurbished its fleet and they need to open new coal mines to keep the coal flowing to the power stations," added Blom.

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