Eskom: Load shedding prognosis high for Friday

24 July 2015 - 11:30 By RDM News Wire

Eskom didn’t mess around on Friday morning. Missing from its social media feed was the almost standard “there is a low probability of load shedding this morning and high probability in the evening” outlook Twitter users are used to. ‏@Eskom_SA on Friday tweeted bluntly: “The load shedding prognosis today is high”.This came as temperatures dropped around the country and rain fell in many parts.That excuse wouldn’t sit well with@Eskom_SA typical. You could have prepared for it but you don't know how to as we have had warnings about the weather.— TessaLiveseyGoldblat (@Timidbear) July 24, 2015async while @MblueSA took issue with the lack of detail: “@Eskom_SA Good Morning.Where?When?How long? #EskomFail”.@tdollar15 took a stab at possible excuses the utility could use for likely outages on Friday:@Eskom_SA Let me guess, Coal is wet? the price of diesel went up? What? Why? Who the hell does maintenance in winter anyways?FFS #Clueless— 2014/2015 PSL Champs (@tdollar15) July 24, 2015async Twitter user ‏@Jayzee2d‚ a regular critic of Eskom‚ greeted the power company’s departure from its usual update outlook thus: “@Eskom_SA I see the ‘prognosis’ man is back on duty. The ‘possibility’ man is (on) leave”...

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