South Africa: Eskom tariff rise rejected but future revisions still possible

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Issue 304 - 10 Jul 2015 | 7 minute read

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has rejected Eskom’s application to increase electricity tariffs. The utility had asked for the 12.69% rise already approved for this year to be increased to 25.3% to pay for diesel to fuel peaking power plants, its short-term power purchase programme and an environmental levy to limit load-shedding. The application would have given Eskom more than R52.8bn ($4.22bn) in additional revenue over the remainder of the multi-year price determination (MYPD), which runs to 2018.

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