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Eskom buys fine coal that looks like baby powder when wet, says expert Ted Blom

9 December 2019 8:22 AM
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Energy analyst Ted Blom weighs in on the energy crisis in South Africa as load shedding stage 2 is implemented.

Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 2 load shedding on Monday as it is unable to conserve the required water and diesel to minimize or stop load shedding for the coming week.

RELATED: Load shedding continues - Stage 2 for Sunday after Stage 1 overnight

Last week Friday the power utility implemented stage 4 load shedding, citing that it was forced to do so because of wet coal at a number of its power stations.

Bongani Bingwa chats to energy expert Ted Blom to weigh in on the electricity crises in South Africa.

The current excuses by Eskom are of their own making. Eskom is buying fine coal and it gets wet becomes like baby powder and it struggles to move. The crooks are still in charge and they have been in charge since 2007.

Ted Blom, Energy expert

He doesn't believe that there is anyone at Eskom who has the expertise and the corruption at the utility is growing in heaps and bounds.

Listen below to the full conversation:


9 December 2019 8:22 AM
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Eskom
Load shedding
stage 2

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