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Eskom shuts BHP smelter briefly to save power

Engineering News – ONLINE

25 June 2013

South African power utility Eskom briefly cut supply to one of BHP Billiton’s aluminium smelters on Monday night after nation-wide demand outstripped supply, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

An agreement between state-run Eskom and BHP allow the utility to interrupt power to the latter’s energy-intensive smelters if the national grid approaches a tipping point.  Read more

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