Eskom will divert power from Billiton whenever demand exceeds capacity

Business Day – LIVE
14 June 2013
ESKOM has invoked its right to disrupt the power supply to BHP Billiton’s aluminium smelters in the case of an emergency as demand by households showed signs it will exceed the state-owned utility’s capacity to generate enough power this winter.
The demand forecast for the remainder of this week showed South Africa was on the brink of plunging into blackouts similar to those experienced in 2008.  Read more

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