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Eskom: CPI related tariff hike will ruin us

2017-11-20 19:09

Eskom has not backed down from its original request for a 19.9% increase, despite a flood of opposition as Nersa concluded its hearing on whether the state utility should be granted a steep tariff hike.

To save Eskom from ruin, SA should ditch nuclear plan and cut coal power - study

2017-11-16 12:54

Eskom should cut down on its coal power network – including curtailing work at Kusile – and should not embark on any new nuclear, gas or coal building programmes if it wants to save itself from financial ruin, a new study has found.

Eskom should put house in order before a tariff hike - manufacturers

2017-11-14 14:42

Manufacturers are resisting Eskom’s plea for a hike of almost 20% in electricity tariffs for the 2018/19 financial year, saying it will have a massive impact on the sector.

Eskom tariff hike would strain economy – BUSA

2017-11-03 21:00

Business Unity South Africa says an above inflation tariff increase for Eskom would add strain to the already struggling South African economy.

Gigaba calls Eskom tariff hike application 'unjustified'

2017-10-31 14:57

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says Eskom’s application for a 19.9% increase in electricity tariffs is 'unjustified', citing excess electricity.

Nersa promises Eskom hike will be 'affordable'

2017-10-30 20:06

While Nersa cannot say that there will be no electricity tariff hike, it will make sure such an increase is affordable, says the energy regulator's chair Mbulelo Ncetezo.

Producer inflation accelerates to 5.2%

2017-10-27 07:40

Rising petrol prices fuelled the producer inflation, which rose to 5.2% in September.

BLSA willing to work with Eskom - on certain conditions

2017-10-23 14:37

Business Leadership South Africa says it is open to working with Eskom to address "activities that are legally or ethically questionable".

N2 Strand protest action - 19 arrested

2017-09-25 16:48

Nineteen people have been arrested for public violence during on-going service delivery protests in Lwandle and Nomzamo, Cape Town.

Energy department seeks R68bn to fund power grid backlog

2017-09-12 14:00

The Department of Energy is in talks with development finance institutions to fund a R68bn-plus backlog in the country’s ageing electricity distribution infrastructure.

 

Eskom tariff hike: Job losses loom large

2017-11-17 16:51

Huge job losses await South Africa if Eskom’s requested tariff hike is granted, energy regulator Nersa has heard at hearings.

Eskom is set to make massive loss, report shows

2017-11-16 07:03

The low electricity price increase granted by Nersa and declining sales volumes, rising costs and debtor payment challenges are putting Eskom’s revenue, cash flow and bottom line under severe pressure.

Be power smart

2017-11-12 07:07

Newly electrified homes need a way to measure their consumption and Matsotso Vuso’s meter assembly plant is providing the perfect solution, writes Caiphus Kgosana.

SA can be the Saudi Arabia of renewables, Nersa hears

2017-11-01 06:00

The current process of Eskom tariff hike applications promotes a cycle of ever increasing prices that fails to address the fundamental issue, Nersa has heard.

Mothball old Eskom plants early to save money, argues economist

2017-10-31 11:04

Eskom's sustained financial crisis has led to the highest tariff hikes since World War II and some of the most expensive coal power in the world, says Dr Grové Steyn of eridian Economics.

Don’t judge Eskom on ‘mistakes of a few’ in tariff application – acting CEO

2017-10-30 09:50

Acting Eskom CEO Sean Maritz has urged energy regulator Nersa to judge Eskom on the merit of its electricity tariff increase application, and not on corruption and governance scandals.

Gigaba says steep tariff hike could solve Eskom's money troubles

2017-10-25 16:08

Treasury believes that if Eskom is granted its requested tariff hike, the state utility’s finances could be strengthened considerably.

Eskom's 'outrageous' tariff hike will marginalise millions - Ravi Pillay

2017-10-20 16:59

KwaZulu-Natal MEC Ravi Pillay has slammed the proposed 19% tariff increase by Eskom, claiming that billions have been siphoned off through corruption at the power utility.

Why Eskom is asking for a 19.9% tariff hike

2017-09-20 21:30

Experts at Eskom unpack how the power utility calculated its proposed 19.9% hike, adding that the amount was in fact a "sacrifice" on Eskom's part.

What will it take to get Eskom to sign renewable energy deals?

2017-08-29 10:13

With yet another renewable energy project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Department of Energy tolerates Eskom’s refusal to sign additional power producer agreements.

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