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Pretoria – Eskom's lack of transparency came under fire at a regulatory hearing on Friday, with critics lashing out at its apparent inability to account for coal burning quality at different power stations.

National energy regulator Nersa conducted public hearings regarding a request from Eskom to deviate from its usual methodology in determining tariff increases for next year. The methodology provides critical information Nersa can then scrutinise to determine whether a tariff hike is justified.

Friday's hearing would have been held in private, but action group OUTA convinced the regulator to conduct it in public.

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