- Oct 16, 2018
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Understanding Eskom's new load-shedding terminology
Since South Africans were first introduced to the concept of load-shedding in 2007, Eskom has added numerous ways to cut electricity to customers.
not enough supply to meet demand."The term “blackout” is regularly used to describe these controlled electricity cuts, but Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter said this practice should stop."
See what I mean?
He's a dishonest man no different than Gordhan and Cyril. It's just tactics to keep the paycheck.
Blackout — A blackout occurs when there is
too much electricity demand and too little supply
Makes sense. The language needs to be accurate because not all power outages have the same cause and duration.
Yes, of course it's ok for consumers to use any term they wish.Why? As a consumer using the term blackout is perfectly acceptable and understood by industry. Whether you prefer rolling blackout or load shedding or power outage doesnt make the term incorrect.