SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

February 26, 2008 07:01 ET

South Africa's Power Supply Stabilizes, but Extra 5,800 Megawatts Is Needed, an Industrial Info News Alert

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Reported by Richard Finlayson, Senior International Editor for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- For South African domestic, service industry and light/medium industrial electricity consumers, the last two weeks of February have seen no load shedding or power outages in the country's commercial capital, Johannesburg, or in other main centers. This follows an earlier feeling of crisis induced by sudden, arbitrary power cuts in January and a lack of illumination in statements by the state-owned power utility, Eskom, and the government on the status of power generation and future means to correct a living and working environment of frequently interrupted power.

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