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

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:


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

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

Eskom has implemented Stage 2 load shedding until 11 pm on Sunday. It says it is "conserving emergency reserves" for the week ahead.

Load shedding to continue through Saturday at Stage 2

Load shedding to continue through Saturday at Stage 2

Eskom says continued load shedding is necessary to enable it to replenish water reserves for its pumped storage schemes.

Eskom implements stage 4 load shedding from 2pm on Friday

Eskom implements stage 4 load shedding from 2pm on Friday

The power utility has announced more scheduled power cuts this afternoon.

Health department says most facilities using backup generators amid power cuts

Health department says most facilities using backup generators amid power cuts

Load shedding is expected to go on into Saturday.

'We will be implementing stage 2 load shedding this morning until tomorrow'

'We will be implementing stage 2 load shedding this morning until tomorrow'

Scopa member Alf Lees and the power utility chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer discuss the power outages.

Eskom to implement stage 2  load shedding

Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding

There will be a power outage from 16:00 to 23:00 on Thursday due to a shortage of capacity.

Eskom: Unplanned breakdowns could lead to 'short notice' load shedding on Sunday

Eskom: Unplanned breakdowns could lead to 'short notice' load shedding on Sunday

Eskom says it's closely monitoring the system, which 'remains constrained and vulnerable'.

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