Eskom declares first power emergency of 2014, calls big users to cut 10%
Engineering News ONLINE
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…