Industry ‘must cut 10% of power usage’

Business Day LIVE

24 November 2014

ESKOM on Sunday declared a “power emergency” for large industrial customers, requiring them to immediately reduce their electricity usage by 10%.

This followed load-shedding across the country at the weekend.

“The power system has experienced an increase in electricity demand due to the weather conditions and an increase in load losses as a result of multiple tripping of generating units at the Majuba and Matimba power stations,” the power utility said in a statement on Sunday.  Read more…

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