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January electricity consumption outstripped supply

Engineering News – ONLINE

06 March 2014

As energy utility Eskom on Thursday instituted nationwide load-shedding for the first time since 2008, a report released by Statistics South Africa revealed that the volume of electricity consumed in January increased by 2.8% year-on-year, exceeding a 1.2% year-on-year increase in electricity production for the same month.

The total volume of electricity delivered by Eskom to the provinces increased by 1.1% year-on-year in the first month of the year to 193 GWh, with the largest volume increase recorded for KwaZulu-Natal (160 GWh), followed by Gauteng (127 GWh) and Limpopo (72 GWh).  Read more…

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