Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act will be amended to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1MW to 100MW.
This is R14 billion below the R27 billion Eskom applied for.
The decision is the first successful application by Eskom of the three it has made to have decisions made by Nersa set aside.
While Eskom’s urgent application was rejected for not being urgent, the court said the case has merit.
Eskom claimed a faulty meter led to incorrect billing but it couldn’t prove the meter was faulty.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has welcomed Nersa’s decision to reject Eskom’s call for a higher tarrif increase.
Next week we’ll know if Eskom will be charging us all more to keep the lights on.
Acting CEO Brian Molefe was visibly annoyed when asked about the proposed tariff increase.