Eskom says power supply very tight

Times LIVE
19 March 2013

South African power utility Eskom said on Monday that available spare supply on its electricity network had fallen to just over 1 percent of total capacity due to a sharp increase in unplanned outages.

In a bi-weekly status update, Eskom said it had 31,708 MW of capacity for the Monday evening peak hours, when people return home and turn on stoves and air conditioners, against forecast demand of 31,228 MW, leaving a buffer of just under 500 MW.   Read more

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