ARTICLES RELATING TO TARIFF HIKES

Eskom reviewing impact of lower tariff increase

2018-01-12 12:08

The power utility says it is still studying the impact of the lower tariff increase it was granted by Nersa in December.

Applause for Nersa’s no to 19.9%

2017-12-17 06:00

The National Energy Regulator of SA has received widespread applause for rejecting Eskom’s 19.9% tariff hike application and instead approving only 5.23%.

Nersa grants Eskom's tariff hike, but not 20%

2017-12-15 14:59

South Africa's National Energy Regulator has declined Eskom's request for a 20% tariff increase, instead granting the power utility a hike closer to inflation.

Eskom promises not to rush ahead with nuclear

2017-11-28 07:00

Eskom has distanced itself from an apparent rushed attempt to invigorate South Africa’s nuclear programme, after it was halted by the Cape Town High Court earlier this year.

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.

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.

Tariff hike could save Eskom - Treasury

2017-11-15 06:01

National Treasury says the national regulator’s decision on whether to grant Eskom a tariff hike, as well as R60bn in clawback tariffs, could help improve the state utility’s liquidity squeeze.

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.

Eskom tariff hike will speed up utility death spiral - chamber

2017-10-31 12:29

If Nersa grants Eskom a 19.9% tariff hike, it will simply enhance the death spiral it faces where users opt for renewable alternatives, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce.

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.

 

Eskom postpones interim results after tariff knock

2017-12-21 15:03

Eskom has postponed its interim results announcement until early next year in order to study the effect its granted tariff hike will have on its finances.

Gigaba backs lower tariff hike, says Eskom a drain on fiscus

2017-12-16 12:26

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says he supports Nersa’s decision not to grant Eskom's request for a 19.9% tariff hike as the economy wouldn’t have been able to support it.

Nersa to only rule on Eskom tariff hike next week

2017-12-04 20:30

A decision on Eskom's controversial tariff hike request will now only be made public next week, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa has announced.

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.

Eskom: Caught between a bailout and a tariff hike

2017-11-16 15:43

Eskom executives' plea for a tariff hike of 20%, has been met with a tough response from members of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa.

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.

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.

Eskom not ignoring governance issues - acting CFO

2017-10-31 17:52

Eskom is not ignoring governance issues which need to be addressed, but investigations into these have to be allowed to unfold first, its acting CFO Calib Cassim tells Nersa.

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.

Eskom can save R26bn on its tariff hike application - Salga

2017-10-30 12:03

Eskom has shown in the past five years that it certainly can tighten its belt if the national energy regulator demands it, according to Nhlanhla Ngidi, who advises Salga on energy.

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