National blackout unlikely, but don't be naive

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Expect higher stages of load-shedding this winter, but the possibility of a grid collapse is low, say energy experts.
Higher load-shedding stages do not mean things are deteriorating, says energy economist Lungile Mashele. She adds that Eskom will experience a difficult time, but a complete blackout will not happen.
This amid speculation, including from EFF leader Julius Malema, that such an occurrence is likely and will leave the country without power for two weeks to a month.
Liziwe McDaid, strategic lead at The Green Connection, says there will be more demand on the grid and South Africans should not be naive. They should prepare for days with just a few hours of electricity, but there won't be a total collapse.
Energy expert Chris Yelland says the chance of a complete blackout, though possible, is low, and Malema's comments earlier this week that the country will experience a blackout for up to a month are untrue.
17 May 2023 11AM English South Africa News · Daily News

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