Electricity tariff decision expected on Thursday

Mail and Guardian 25 February 2013.

A decision on Eskom’s proposed new electricity prices will be announced on Thursday, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa has said.

It would do so by way of a news briefing in Pretoria, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) said on Monday.

Eskom has asked for a 16% increase in electricity prices in each of the next five years, which will more than double the price, taking it from 61 cents a kilowatt hour (kWh) in 2012/13, to 128 cents a kWh in 2017/18…

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