Eskom asks for more time on tariffs

2012-08-31 18:56

Johannesburg - Eskom has asked the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for another month to submit its application for tariff increases, the parastatal said on Friday.

"This is to allow Eskom time to do additional scenarios which government has requested to be included in the application," it said in a statement.

The utility was meant to submit its application on Friday for tariff increases from April 1 next year.

"Though previous determinations have been for three years, Eskom will propose a five-year determination for MYPD 3 (multi-year pricing determination) to ensure a predictable, longer-term price path for customers, investors and the country."

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  • gary.scande - 2012-08-31 19:16

    They increased my bill by 35% this year, still they want more, If I up my business (guesthouse) rates by 35% I could look forward to losing 100% of my clients. We are being held hostage by these pirates.

  • wynandjsmit - 2012-08-31 19:25

    Rather give them another 5 years than 1 month.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-08-31 19:39

    No wonder they painting ZUUM ZOOM "Cock A Doodle Doo" all over the much futher is he gonna screw us...Eskom was waiting for the gasoline incease

  • jacques.shepperson - 2012-08-31 19:56

    nice, bring it on... steep fuel price hikes and some more Eskom hikes. Just what the economy and job creation need!

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-08-31 20:44

    At this rate we will be riding bicycles to get to work and back, using candles at night and braaiing/cooking on open fires to eat - good god how is a person supposed to survive with all these increases?

  • KallieHungBal - 2012-08-31 20:53

    The time has come for us start looking after ourselves. Switch to solarpanels and gas. Stop making Eskom and his big boys richer.

  • pieter0827006294 - 2012-08-31 20:59

    Take all the time you need, (the longer the better)

  • blou.johnny - 2012-08-31 21:01

    ...Eskom incompetence, is the result of bad management, bad planning, reckless AA and BEE...

  • sheik.mohammad.378 - 2012-08-31 21:06

    The staff appointed by the Old Government should be asked to return to their post because they knew how to run Eskom. This new lot just don't have a clue.

  • steyn.spies - 2012-08-31 21:22

    Sounds very UNILATERAL for BIG ENERGY in SA - where is the consumer's voice in all of this?

  • leonard.rom.7 - 2012-09-01 08:15

    i think its enough now badly barstads

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