Stats SA looking to add privately-generated power to country's electricity stats

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Stats SA looking to add privately-generated power to country's electricity stats

South Africa’s statistics agency is considering including self-generated power in its monthly electricity-generation data as more households and businesses reduce their reliance on state-owned utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.

Adding the metric would broaden a key indicator used by economists to compile estimates of gross domestic product at a time when consumers are being forced to find alternative sources of energy because Eskom’s old and poorly maintained plants can’t cope with demand.

[Bloomberg]
 
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