Nersa approves 9.4% electricity price hike

The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) approved a 9.4% electricity hike for 2016/17 on Tuesday. Eskom submitted an application to Nersa in November last year to recover R22.8bn, which the utility said it used to avert load shedding. The decision comes after extensive consultation with government, unions, small and intensive users,[…]

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Save power: Eskom

Power utility Eskom on Wednesday called on consumers to switch off geysers, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances from 6pm to 8pm to prevent the need for power cuts. “The power system is severely constrained today and will remain so for the rest of the week,” chief executive Tshediso Matona[…]

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