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Power system ‘extremely constrained’ this week, Eskom warns

Engineering News – ONLINE

08 September 2014

Energy utility Eskom said on Monday that the electricity system would remain tight over the evening peak on Monday and would be “extremely constrained” for the rest of the week owing to planned and unplanned outages.

As a result, a high reliance on emergency resources would be required.

The capacity available to meet Monday evening’s peak demand was 34 372 MW, including open-cycle gas turbines, while demand was forecast at 33 213 MW.  Read more…

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