High electricity usage worries Eskom

Eskom is concerned about the high usage of electricity in the country as winter gets colder. The power utility says the average grid level has dropped by at least 3%. Mpumalanga Eskom's General Operation Manager, Nomvula Kungwane said this during the CEOs forum in Middleburg.

Chief operating officers of big mining companies within Nkangala District Municipality meet with the mayor biannually to partner with the municipality in their social upliftment initiatives.

Kungwane says: "We are very worried about the status of the system, last night we reached a peak of thirty five thousand six hundred and sixty five megawatts and our available capacity was 37 777 mega watts which means that we had a spare capacity of 3%, and according to national standard we must have a spare capacity of about 14%, so this means that, if we should loose any of our units, then the system will be under tremendous strain."

via SABC

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