Eskom criticises "rushed" Nersa price plan that could charge solar users 1000% more than mines

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Eskom slams Nersa's "rushed" electricity plan — warns of big tariff increases

Eskom has reiterated its position that a proposed plan by the National Energy Regulator for South Africa (Nersa) to charge electricity tariffs based on consumption habits was not practical.

The power utility warned in a 70-page response to Nersa's recently-published proposed pricing methodology that it could result in surging electricity prices, reports Rapport.
 
Eskom is just another cANCer failure that will be to the detriment of Joe public.
 
The real crunch is whether 'consumers' can actually pay:
Eskom has also questioned whether National Treasury would be able to foot the bill for Nersa’s plan that the government subsidise parts of the costs in the new structure that South African consumers cannot carry.
 
This is absurd, especially when you consider that Eskom uses OCGT's and any other expensive generator at all hours of the day during loadshedding. There is no ideal daily power usage curve.
 
MAAAAAAAYBE when the system has stabilized, to such a degree that emergeny reserves is only needed in an ...... let me spell it out for you
E M E R G E N C Y

then most probably time of use can be used country wide to guess what type of power a user is using and change tarrifs accordingly.

But then i am not sure how prepaid comes to play :/.

They are really trying to overcomplicate an already failing system. WTF are the NERSA ppls smoking?!?!
 
Cheaper to add a battery to the PV and load shift.
Charge from PV or during low periods, use/sell to Eskom during peak.
This ^^

Encourage solar users to get storage by allowing tariffs based on low load use to be cheaper. Then people with batteries are using power off peak, providing more power for peak users.

Load shifting is a positive step in the right direction, and will allow Eskom to manage the shortfall better. This also allows municipalities or regions to manage their loads by identifying regions that are the worst offenders and target them for battery backup / load shifting to assist the national grid.

All this needs is the policy framework, and those people that want to load shift, to get load shift capable meters
 
Get solar at your own peril. The only way to escape the socialist fail is to financially emigrate. Getting solar in SA is a dumb idea, always was, always will be. This is a socialist country and the haves will pay.
 
Get solar at your own peril. The only way to escape the socialist fail is to financially emigrate. Getting solar in SA is a dumb idea, always was, always will be. This is a socialist country and the haves will pay.
So the alternative for those who cant emigrate is to sit in the dark ?

Not sure dumb is the word I would use.. risky .. yes .. expensive .. probably .. but definitely not dumb.

Sitting in the dark, pointing fingers and moaning about the situation and not doing anything if you have the means ... thats dumb.
 
So the alternative for those who cant emigrate is to sit in the dark ?

Not sure dumb is the word I would use.. risky .. yes .. expensive .. probably .. but definitely not dumb.

Sitting in the dark, pointing fingers and moaning about the situation and not doing anything if you have the means ... thats dumb.
Dumb is a harsh word but unfortunately it is true. Lets rather say it is "unwise" to buy solar system in SA. Buy things to help with load-shedding, but do not buy a solar system. Solar panels/systems will soon be taxed to death, it is inevitable.
 
Get solar at your own peril. The only way to escape the socialist fail is to financially emigrate. Getting solar in SA is a dumb idea, always was, always will be. This is a socialist country and the haves will pay.
Well I enjoy the power I have when there is Loadshedding. I have hot water for a nice relaxing shower. lights when I flip the switch. My fridge stays cold, I have sweet cuppachino on demand at the push of a button all from the sun and it only cost me 70K. Sounds like a lot. And most can't afford it. But I am happy everythime I hear those fans spin up when the battery starts charging.
 
Well I enjoy the power I have when there is Loadshedding. I have hot water for a nice relaxing shower. lights when I flip the switch. My fridge stays cold, I have sweet cuppachino on demand at the push of a button all from the sun and it only cost me 70K. Sounds like a lot. And most can't afford it. But I am happy everythime I hear those fans spin up when the battery starts charging.
70k isn't that bad, mine was 100k
 
could result in surging electricity prices

A bit too late for that genius. A few years ago SA has some of the cheapest power in the world, but then someone f'ck everything up :cautious:
 
You need special meters to charge consumers by time of day. The current electricity meters just measure how much you use, there is no way for anyone to know how many kw you used in which part of the day unless you replace every meter in the country with one that can do that.
 
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