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