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Eskom tariff application 'unlawful' - PE chamber

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Cape Town – The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) on Wednesday accused Eskom of bringing an unlawful and irregular tariff increase application to the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa).

In their joint presentation to the Nersa board Business Chamber deputy president, MC Botha, and Member Company Autocast executive director, David Mertens, said the regulatory clearing account (RCA) submitted by Eskom should be rejected for not following Nersa methodology.

Eskom has applied for a R22.8bn adjustment for its 2013/2014 financial year. If this is granted, it is expected to lead to a tariff hike of least 16%, the City of Cape Town told the panel on Monday.

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