Big users urge hard line on Eskom costs, as utility delays tariff submission

Engineering News 31 August 2012.

South Africa’s Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) has urged the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to be more rigorous in its assessment of some of the cost factors informing Eskom’s application for electricity price increases for the five-year period from April 1, 2013, through to March 31, 2018.

(Editor’s note: I hope the increased rigour will include the preferential rates given to some of the EIUG members.)

The call came as Eskom requested a month extension from Nersa to give it time “to do additional scenarios”, which government had requested be included in the application. Eskom was due to submit the application on Friday August 31…