Data provided by McGregor BFA
All data is delayed
Loading...
See More

SA urged to save electricity

Nov 01 2012 18:23 Sapa

Related Articles

Cosatu must lead anti-tariff campaign

Young communists question BHP deal

EIUG: Electricity increases prohibitive

Eskom's 16% hike necessary, says Gigaba

If Eskom is granted its tariff hike, how will you cope?

Eskom: We share your aims

 
Johannesburg - Eskom urged South Africans on Thursday to save electricity to reduce demand on the grid.

"We urge all South Africans to partner with us to save 10% of their electricity usage, especially during peak periods, from 17:00 to 21:00," Eskom said in a system status bulletin.

"This will make it significantly easier to manage the power system during this challenging time, while also enabling us to do planned maintenance to ensure the reliability of our plant."

As of November 1, the capacity available to meet the day's evening peak demand was 33 088 MW (including open cycle gas turbines) while demand was forecast at 31 648 MW.

Planned maintenance stood at 3 956 MW and unplanned outages were at 5 026 MW.

Peak demand for the rest of this week was forecast at 30 215 MW on Friday; 28 838 MW on Saturday and 29 074 MW on Sunday.

Eskom said it continued to make progress with its programme of planned maintenance "but the system remains tight".
eskom  |  electricity demand
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
23 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're Talking About: Small Business

Standard Bank is looking for 12 entrepreneurs to participate in a 10-part TV series. They could win a R1m investment into their dream.
 
 

Fire white civil servants in W Cape - Cosatu

If the ANC wins the Western Cape in the 7 May general election, Cosatu will ask it to fire more than half the white senior civil servants.

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Why Jack Parow wants you to vote on 7 May
The ad the SABC doesn't want to air
Elections 2014 in one cartoon
This year's election posters

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...
Loading...