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Eskom can now pursue R60bn in tariff hikes

2017-08-22 17:51

Eskom has been given the green light to pursue up to R60bn in clawback tariffs, after a Constitutional Court ruling.

Firms face double electricity winter tariff whammy - analyst

2017-05-16 09:46

In addition to annual municipal hikes, businesses and industrial electricity users will have to cough up more for Eskom's winter rates from June to August, says an energy specialist.

Appeal stalls clawback of R42bn by Eskom from customers

2016-10-20 09:07

Both Eskom and Nersa have submitted applications for leave to appeal a judgment by Judge Cynthia Pretorius in the Pretoria high court.

US consumers could pay R34bn for nukes that never get built

2016-08-09 11:41

US electricity consumers could end up paying more than $2.5bn (R33.9bn) for nuclear plants that never get built.

Electricity should grow economy, not profit - expert

2016-05-18 10:35

Energy adviser Ted Blom says South Africa lost out on a 3% to 5% GDP growth since government introduced new policy tariffs for electricity.

Molefe: Hike of 'only' 9.4% will have consequences

2016-03-01 14:50

Eskom will do its best to minimise the risk of load shedding, striking a balance with its already depleted balance sheet, says CEO Brian Molefe.

Eskom hits back as opposition to tariff hike grows

2016-01-20 12:19

Opposition to Eskom’s proposed tariff increases has gained momentum as energy regulator Nersa closed its session for hearings in Cape Town.

Eskom must cut own costs before demanding hikes - chamber

2016-01-19 11:23

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says Eskom must bring its own costs under control before asking business and customers to pay increased tariffs.

Eskom asks Nersa for R22.8bn at tariff hike hearings

2016-01-18 13:36

Eskom has asked energy regulator Nersa for a tariff increase that would recover R22.8bn in costs it incurred in the 2013/14 financial year only.

Nersa didn’t buy Eskom’s threat, says Yelland

2015-06-30 09:48

Nersa “didn’t buy Eskom’s threat” when it said load shedding would get worse if it wasn’t granted a further tariff increase, says energy expert Chris Yelland.

 

WARNING: Bleak economic indicators to hit consumers hard

2017-06-06 22:30

Consumers are fighting a losing battle against the rising cost of living, warns an expert amid a barrage of bleak economic indicators.

Eskom's electricity price hikes 'excessive' - Dentons

2017-02-10 10:30

The Dentons report raises questions over higher coal prices paid by Eskom as well as the electricity price increases.

Eskom under fire as Ingula costs said to balloon to R36bn

2016-08-22 13:13

Eskom’s board is facing calls to appear before Parliament with documents relating to the Ingula pumped storage scheme, which has allegedly seen costs spiral from R8.9bn to R36bn.

ANALYSIS: The cost of nuclear electricity in SA

2016-08-01 06:53

Chris Yelland draws an analysis to establish the levelised cost of electricity from the proposed 9.6 GW new nuclear build programme in SA under various assumptions.

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WATCH: City sprawl and the illegal power web

Eskom says the number of illegal connections is rising.

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Eskom hike will take people 'from poverty to destitution'

2016-01-22 13:16

A researcher with a non-profit group says that Eskom's application for a tariff hike to recoup R22.8bn will take people in South Africa from poverty to destitution”.

Eskom hits back as opposition to tariff hike grows

2016-01-20 06:54

Opposition to Eskom’s proposed tariff increases has gained momentum as energy regulator Nersa closed its session for hearings in Cape Town.

Eskom bid could mean 16% tariff hike for consumers

2016-01-18 14:30

All cities in SA will face an electricity tariff hike of at least 16% in July if Eskom is granted a R22.8bn adjustment for the 2013/14 financial year, Nersa has been told.

Will Putin pay for SA's R1trn nuclear plan?

2015-07-06 07:28

Russia is seen as the frontrunner to win the right to build South African nuclear power plants that may be worth as much as R1 trillion.

Praise for Nersa's decision to reject Eskom tariff increase

2015-06-29 16:07

Union Solidarity, the City of Cape Town and the DA have all lauded regulator Nersa for standing firm and showing independence in the face of Eskom’s demands.

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