Eskom reduces power supply to BHP to manage system

Engineering News 30 May 2011.

South Africa’s power utility Eskom, which is struggling to keep the lights on, has been interrupting supplies to BHP Billiton’s aluminium smelters to help manage its tight supplies.

Eskom’s spokeswoman Hilary Joffe said on Monday that under a special pricing agreement signed between the utility and BHP in the 1980s Eskom can temporarily interrupt supplies to the smelters, but only for up to two hours a week…

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eskom-reduces-power-supply-to-bhp-to-manage-system-2011-05-30-1

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