SA consuming more power

Power consumption Stats:

The actual estimated volume of electricity consumed in June increased by 0.6 percent year-on-year (124 Gigawatt-hours),according to data released on Thursday by Statistics SA.

Electricity consumption for the second quarter of 2011 increased by 1.8 percent (1106 Gigawatt-hours) compared with the second quarter of 2010.

Seasonally adjusted electricity consumption for the second quarter compared with the preceding quarter remained stable,Stats SA reported.

The actual estimated production of electricity rose by 0.6 percent y/y in June. The estimated production of electricity for the second quarter increased by 2.2 percent compared with the second quarter of 2010.

The seasonally adjusted electricity production decreased by 0.1 percent in the second quarter compared with the first quarter.

According to Stats SA,electricity delivered to the provinces increased by 0.3 percent (371 GWh) in the first six months of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010.

The 0.3 percent increase was driven by increases reported in five of the nine provinces,of which the biggest volume increase was reported in Mpumalanga.

The biggest volume decrease was reported in Gauteng,followed by KwaZulu-Natal.

The volume of electricity purchased from outside South African borders decreased by 6.7 percent (-417 Gwh) in the first six months of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010.

Stats SA said the volume of electricity sold to neighbouring countries had decreased by 0.6 percent (-42 GWh) during the same period.

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