SA power supply tight, industry ramps up demand

Engineering News 10 September 2012.

South African power utility Eskom said on Monday that available spare supply on its electricity network had fallen to around 1% of total capacity after one nuclear unit was shut for maintenance and as industrial users ramped up demand…

(Editor’s note: A funny time to be doing maintenance on a big reactor, whilst the winter demand is still so high, unless this is part of the unplanned maintenance, i.e. it’s broken?)