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SA power supply falls

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

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