Understanding Eskom's new load-shedding terminology

B-1

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The old lets rename it and blame the consumer tactic.
 
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Thor

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"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
 

Arthur

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Makes sense. The language needs to be accurate because not all power outages have the same cause and duration.
 

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You're welcome de Ruyter - over and out.
 

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"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
not enough supply to meet demand.
 

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Makes sense. The language needs to be accurate because not all power outages have the same cause and duration.

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.
 

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  • Blackout — Eskom fails to do its one job.
  • Load Curtailment — Eskom tells people it is failing to do its one job.
  • Load-shedding — Eskom shows people it is failing to do its one job.
  • Load Reduction — Eskom blames others when it is failing to do its one job.
Got it :thumbsup:
 

RonSwanson

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Loadshedding = no electricity
Black out = no electricity
Outage = no electricity

Same same.
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Easter Bunny

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i wonder if calling load reduction, loadshedding, or load curtailment a "blackout" irritates him as much as it irritates us that we have no power because of continuous incompetence and corruption
 

Arthur

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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.
Yes, of course it's ok for consumers to use any term they wish.

But those interested in understanding what, how and why the power is out the use of consistent and defined terminology by the power providers can aid communication. The effects on the consumer are of course the same - an absence of grid power.
 
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