City Power wants to fight Eskom's debt claim, but not in court

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City Power wants to fight Eskom's debt claim, just not in court

Johannesburg MMC for finance, Dada Morero, says City Power wants to resolve its impasse with Eskom through an independent mediator rather than the court system.

Morero also described Eskom as becoming "less dependable and more costly as a power source". As a result, City Power wants to reduce its reliance on the state-owned power utility.
 
This is going to be funny if power goes back to the muncipalities. I mean that is how it was in the past and why there are places like Kelvin and the 2 Pretoria power stations. Each muncipality ran their own power, Eskom was like nooooo we need to nationalise this and run everything it will be cheaper.
 
This is going to be funny if power goes back to the muncipalities. I mean that is how it was in the past and why there are places like Kelvin and the 2 Pretoria power stations. Each muncipality ran their own power, Eskom was like nooooo we need to nationalise this and run everything it will be cheaper.
Where would you get your power from? Those power stations have been decolonised afaik.
 
This is going to be funny if power goes back to the muncipalities. I mean that is how it was in the past and why there are places like Kelvin and the 2 Pretoria power stations. Each muncipality ran their own power, Eskom was like nooooo we need to nationalise this and run everything it will be cheaper.

Well it was cheaper for a good long while when Eskom was run "properly".

But I wouldn't necessarily trust an entity like City Power to provide "cheap" power to its residents even if they self provide a significant chunk of the cities power.
 
Where would you get your power from? Those power stations have been decolonised afaik.
Well those 3 could partially power Gauteng :p they did knock down Orlando power station in the 80s.
 
Well it was cheaper for a good long while when Eskom was run "properly".

But I wouldn't necessarily trust an entity like City Power to provide "cheap" power to its residents even if they self provide a significant chunk of the cities power.
Oh I wouldn't trust city power with anything, most useless provider out there plus the most expensive in the country. Charging over a grand just for the luxury of having a line to them, now they want half of that from prepaid users. Useless bunch
 
Well those 3 could partially power Gauteng :p they did knock down Orlando power station in the 80s.
So more stage 6 loadshitting? What's happening with them by the way. Still white elephants?
 
The dispute relates to Eskom claiming a R1.073-billion debt owed to it by City Power. At the same time, City Power has alleged that the power utility has overcharged it by R3.32 billion on bulk purchases.
Should be pretty simple to prove if CoJ is being overcharged -> kWh used * Agreed rates.
What is CoJ concerned about?
Seems like CoJ does not have a case?

CoJ must pay the bill and resolve after - just like CoJ ratepayers have to do.
 
Should be pretty simple to prove if CoJ is being overcharged -> kWh used * Agreed rates.
What is CoJ concerned about?
Seems like CoJ does not have a case?

CoJ must pay the bill and resolve after - just like CoJ ratepayers have to do.
From Eskom admitting they overcharged it seems they have a case. However courts may take a long time and Eskom is also dragging its heels taking 3 years to resolve issues. It would actually be funny if CoJ wins in court they would no longer have a case against residents and big businesses not paying over disputed bills. ;)
 
From Eskom admitting they overcharged it seems they have a case. However courts may take a long time and Eskom is also dragging its heels taking 3 years to resolve issues. It would actually be funny if CoJ wins in court they would no longer have a case against residents and big businesses not paying over disputed bills. ;)
From a comment made to me by an electrical engineer (well, someone with a doctorate in engineering, electrical, heavy current) with a large municipality, proving billing numbers at the Eskom / municipal interface is very tricky. His summary was that Eskom bill them, the municipality, and they pay. They cannot really check. In the CoJ case it seems they stopped paying. Fun and games all round.
 
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From a comment made to me by an electrical engineer (well, someone with a doctorate in engineering, electrical, heavy current) with a large municipality, proving billing numbers at the Eskom / municipal interface is very tricky. His summary was that Eskom bill them, the municipality, and they pay. They cannot really check. In the CoJ case it seems they stopped paying. Fun and games all round.
Quite astonishing since they do have meters but it's also more at the substation level and not the municipal level so they should be able to check. If I read between the lines here this is more about the fact that Eskom wants them to pay before they try to correct it as they take years to do so and CoJ doesn't want to because it just keeps racking up.
 
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