Eskom's big changes for electricity tariffs proposed

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Eskom's big changes for electricity tariffs proposed

Eskom has submitted a tariff restructuring application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, proposing sweeping changes to the calculations used to determine its approved electricity prices.

This comes after the utility conducted an updated cost-of-supply (CTS) study, which showed that the current approach, in place since 2012, was not resulting in cost-reflective revenue collection.
 
Can they rather focus on, say, fixing everything that is very broken, starting with the constant need for loadshedding?
 
assuming it is correct in the subject line, and from the article :

For example, a Homepower 1 user would pay R938 instead of R218 without using a single kilowatt-hour of electricity.

thus minimum R938... probably over a R1000 ( Per unit price is less, but they want to rape people who doesnt use)
 
Someone please explain to me in layman terms how this will affect me as a moderate user who uses about 400 kw pm on average.. How much will I now pay if this is implemented?
This guy breaks it down in quite simple form:
Basically if I'm understanding it correctly, moderate users like you (and I) are going to be expected to pay more - not less (but for less). He even uses your example of 400kw. Worth a watch
 
Someone please explain to me in layman terms how this will affect me as a moderate user who uses about 400 kw pm on average.. How much will I now pay if this is implemented?
I don't know, but one thing it does mean is that Eskom will get paid even if it can provide no power.
 
This means, when there is loadshedding or any power outage, Eskom will charge you R938 for not being able to use electricity.
Very nice way to subsidize those that are stealing electricity.

Eskom will say, "we do not care if you do not use our product, we will charge you anyway".
 
Someone please explain to me in layman terms how this will affect me as a moderate user who uses about 400 kw pm on average.. How much will I now pay if this is implemented?
Are you an Eskom direct customer? If not than your municipality should be informing you of any changes
 
Cool I see this being fought just like E-tollie, I kinda want to say it's extortion at its finest because you charging people more for a service/product that you are unable to provide so charging less if you use more is not possible if you are load-shedding 99% of the time because you are unable to use more because there's no power. So how now brown cow? I'd also like to ask the higher forum guru's here, how the hell do we lodge our view to Nersa regarding this planned tariffs bs thing Eskom has proposed, is there no way we the public can stop this BS cause I know for a fact a number of households where I stay have recently moved to solar and this would piss them right off
 
How would this affect municipal customers like those in Durban since we pay municipality and not Eskom direct.

I guess we have to wait for municipality to put plans together.
 
Nope.. City of jhb
Than chances are you're already paying more, as the network charge has been around a long time. So if you're not Eskom direct, this will more than likely not effect you.
 
Let's talk value for money....

How does Eskom justify R11,256 per year for some wires in an urban environment?

That's a massive rip off for infrastructure that's already paid off.

I'm shocked at Eskom's greed.
 
Calm down dears!
"on average" everyone pays less... But for some reason every is screaming that Eskom is screwing them?

HomePower tariffs ALREADY have daily fees between R200-900/month...
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And those who read the article will see that is even says if you have solar there may be nice things from the Homeflex tariff...

And most importantly they aren't proposing much change to megaflex which is what your municipality pays!... Of which most of you would be impacted by.
 
Pay more for a none existing service. So in short, everyone pays more, even if you don't use nothing and even if they don't provide a service.....except for the people who vote for them, who will get it for free.
 
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Eskom is such a mess, I think people are mostly moving to solar because eskom can't produce enough electricity reliably, not because they to avoid the cost of electricity.

Meanwhile eskom sees this as the rich somehow skrewing over the poor and not paying their fair share.
 
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