050910 Electricity pylons carry power from Cape Town's Koeberg nuclear power plant July 17, 2009. South Africa will need 20 gigawatts (GW) of new power generation capacity by 2020 and would require double that amount a decade later to meet rising demand, the country's power utility said September 7, 2009. Picture taken July 17, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA ENERGY BUSINESS)

Johannesburg – Seasonally adjusted electricity production fell by 1.5% in December compared with November‚ and fell by 2.8% year on year in December‚ Statistics SA figures showed on Thursday.

Actual estimated electricity production decreased by 1.8% last year compared with 2011.

The volume of electricity delivered by Eskom to the provinces decreased by 2.4% between 2011 and 2012.

The largest volume decrease was recorded for Gauteng (-1‚819 Gigawatt-hours)‚ followed by KwaZulu-Natal (-1‚628 Gigawatt-hours) and Mpumalanga (-1‚063 Gigawatt-hours).

Western Cape recorded the largest year-on-year increase of 196 Gigawatt-hours over this period.

In December 2012 the volume of electricity delivered by Eskom to the provinces decreased by 3.0% compared with December 2011.

The actual volume of electricity consumption decreased by 2.6% in 2012 compared with 2011.

A year-on-year decrease of 3.8% was recorded in December 2012.

Seasonally adjusted electricity consumption decreased by 1.1% in December 2012 compared with November 2012‚ following month-on-month changes of 2.6% and -1.2% in November and October 2012 respectively. - I-Net Bridge