You’ll soon pay more for peak-hour electricity usage

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How about shutting Soweto off until they pay back the billions they owe instead?
 

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So how will they know what time the electricity was used? Has Joburg had a total rollout of smart or dual read meters?
 

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Soweto get their power from Eskom not City Power.
Fair point, but Soweto has more unpaid electricity bills than the rest of the entire country combined. The 3-4 billion rand owed to Eskom goes a long way to contributing towards the blackouts.
 

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It's nice to be Eskom. Let's not do maintenance and when the sh*t hits the fan we will just charge everybody more for the product.
 

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Wonder how many meters can facilitate this ? Most meters just give a total of units used.
 

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The principle is good. Peak power costs more than off-peak, so charge more. If it is cost effective to measure and bill!
 

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The principle is good. Peak power costs more than off-peak, so charge more. If it is cost effective to measure and bill!
They don't have meters to bill Time-Of-Use (TOU) usage.
I'm sure they can roll out all the new meters in 4 months - go live in July 2015.

The only reason they want to do TOU billing is to charge customers more.

Time get some Solar.
 
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