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Electricity demand set to ease this week

Aug 14 2012 12:11 I-Net Bridge

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Johannesburg - Peak evening demand is expected to ease this week from 35 143 Megawatts (MW) on Monday to 34 738MW on Tuesday‚ 34 673MW on Wednesday‚ 34 562MW on Thursday and 33 104MW on Friday‚ Eskom said in its 62nd system status bulletin.

Planned maintenance on August 14 was 1 429MW from the lowest level this year of 845MW on July 30‚ while unplanned outages were 3 200MW from 4 800MW on August 6.

The highest actual peak demand of 35 527MW took place on August 7.

The peak demand so far this year was supposed to be 36 258MW on July 16 according to the 54th system status bulletin. Demand side management‚ which involves asking large industrial users to temporarily stop some industrial processes‚ meant that the actual peak demand was only 35 443MW or a saving of 815MW on July 16.

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