Nersa under fire as consumers lament high electricity prices

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All municipalities purchase their bulk power from Eskom and, according to the Nersa guideline, this constitutes about 74% of the tariff. Picture:  Bloomberg
All municipalities purchase their bulk power from Eskom and, according to the Nersa guideline, this constitutes about 74% of the tariff. Picture: Bloomberg

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A medium-sized factory buying electricity from Johannesburg’s City Power has to fork out 43% more than it would if the factory were located in Cape Town.

In Sandton, however, where consumers buy electricity directly from Eskom, the cost would be lower than it is in Cape Town.

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