Eskom launches weekly update service

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On January 9, 2012 peak demand of 30,282 Megawatts (MW) was met by available capacity of 30,742 MW or a margin of only 460 MW (less than one generating unit at a modern coal generating plant) or only 1.5%. The internationally accepted safe margin is 15% so Eskom as at one tenth of this level.