"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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...