Energy expert Ted Bloem says Eskom is in a serious crisis after the South African power utility implemented loadshedding this week due to multiple-unit breakdowns at several power stations. Newflash reports that with its debt gross having increased to 488-billion-rand Bloem says Eskom is now so broken that it cannot even supply proper baseload to all customers, let alone meet the daily peak demands without using the emergency diesel Open Cycle Gas Turbines that are the most expensive option for the utility.