national energy regulator of south africa (nersa)

  1. Jan

    Eskom hits back at Nersa tariff increase rejection

    "If the consumer doesn't pay, then the taxpayer needs to pay" — Eskom Eskom hit back at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) over the recent rejection of its tariff proposal. It said the decision would destroy the electricity industry — including municipalities. Hasha...
  2. Jan

    Eskom warns it will need R300 billion bailout if Nersa blocks power price increases

    R300 billion bailout for Eskom if power price increases not allowed Nersa's decision to reject Eskom's latest tariff application could mean the utility and municipalities will not be able to charge at all for electricity from 1 April 2022.
  3. Jan

    Nersa grants Karpowership generating licences - Outa wants reasons

    Karpowership lands three generating licences — Outa demands answers The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted three generating licences for Turkish powership supplier Karpowership, News24 reported. Karpowership still needs to obtain permission from the Department of...
  4. Jan

    Nersa has a new CEO

    South Africa's energy regulator gets new CEO The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has announced energy minister Gwede Mantashe has appointed Nomalanga Petronella Sithole as Nersa’s new chief executive officer and full-time regulator member for five years, effective from 25...
  5. Jan

    South Africa's 2500MW nuclear build plan - seeing through the smoke and mirrors

    The truth about South Africa's 2500MW nuclear power plan Apparently, in government, there is an activity known as “walking the dog” — a strategy intended to keep self-serving politicians, officials and stakeholders quiet, and to calm them down when they are getting agitated and fidgety for some...
  6. Jan

    Raising the generation licensing threshold to 100MW is necessary, but not enough

    Irrational and unfair limits on selling your extra solar power to the Eskom grid Obstructive behaviour and bureaucratic red tape continue to inhibit the uptake of self-generation, embedded generation, distributed generation, wheeling and trading of electricity in South Africa.
  7. Jan

    Eskom electricity prices versus inflation 2007-2021

    Eskom electricity prices have skyrocketed — and it's going to get worse Average electricity prices in South Africa have surged by over 582% since load-shedding was first implemented in 2007. Last year saw Eskom implement the greatest amount of load-shedding in 14 years. The utility also...
  8. Jan

    Private power generation will cost Eskom billions, but only a small fraction of its overall revenue

    Eskom will bleed billions to private power Eskom expects to lose billions in revenue due to individuals and businesses being allowed to generate more of their own electricity without a licence from Nersa. However, even though such large losses are predicted, they make up a small fraction of...
  9. Jan

    Regulations to generate 100MW without licence gazetted

    Good news about electricity self-generation in South Africa Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has published an intended amendment to the Electricity Regulation Act which allows private individuals and businesses to generate up to 100MW of electricity without a licence from...
  10. Jan

    100MW private power generation deadline missed

    Bad news about private power generation Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has still not published an amendment to the Electricity Regulation Act that will allow individuals and businesses to install up to 100MW of private power generation without a licence. On 10 June 2021, President Cyril...
  11. Jan

    Electricity price hikes kick in tomorrow (1 July 2021)

    South African electricity prices increase tomorrow — how much more you will pay Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban residents will pay between 13.48% and 14.59% more for electricity from 1 July. These price hikes follow the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's (Nersa's) approval of...
  12. Jan

    Eskom price increase confirmed

    Big Eskom price hikes coming A price increase approved by the National Energy Regulator will be implemented on 1 April 2015, Eskom has confirmed.
  13. Kevin Lancaster

    Eskom price hike on the cards

    Eskom electricity price hike Consumers will see an additional electricity price hike next year after Nersa announced it had approved the regulatory clearing account for Eskom
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    Nersa calls for standardised electricity prices

    Standard electricity prices needed: Nersa A standardised tariff for electricity resellers is needed to avoid consumers being overcharged
  15. Jan

    No cash flow issues at Eskom, says Eskom

    We don’t have cash flow issues: Eskom Eskom has said that it wishes to reassure the country that its cash flow situation is “very stable”.