Eskom declares first power emergency of 2014, calls big users to cut 10%

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20 February 2014

State-owned power utility Eskom has once again declared an emergency and has alerted its key industrial customers that they should reduce their load by a minimum of 10% in line with regulatory protocols.

The February 20 declaration is the first of 2014, with the utility having made a similar intervention in November last year. That intervention led to an outcry from the¬†mining¬†and industrial sectors, which were already under strain as a result of rising power and other input costs, as well as industrial relations volatility that had resulted in production cuts. ¬†Read more…


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