Most of the new applications have come from the mining sector, says Minerals and Energy minister Gwede Mantashe.
Loadshedding Stage 8 is planned for but not expected at this stage says Eskom.
Customers won’t have to register their generators, at least not yet.
Eskom was forced to address corruption and questionable spending during Nersa hearings regarding a proposed tariff increase.
Outa calls Nersa’s draft Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation unacceptable adding they must be scrapped.
Outa said this indicates that the state capture movement may extend to Nersa as well.
The Eskom hearing takes place this Friday at the NERSA headquarters.
A number of municipalities want to charge residents over and above the 1.88% electricity tariff hike set by Nersa for this year.
Outa was one of five entities arguing for a low electricity tariff hike for this year.
Eskom still needs to make a decision on whether or not it will roll back the fee increase it was granted by Nersa in April.
Eskom has until April 1st next year to sort out documentation before applying for another electricity fee increase.
Hopefully this will explain to you just how much more you’ll pay for electricity from Eskom.
Outa believes that Eskom should have received a 3.4% increase, and not 9.4%.
Having been denied a tariff increase by NERSA, Eskom could be turning to the private sector to help fund projects such as Coal 3.
Unable to offset diesel costs and a lower than expected sales, Eskom is going to try its hardest to keep the lights on.
South Africans will have to wait until next Tuesday to hear if Nersa will approve a further raise in electricity prices.
Next week we’ll know if Eskom will be charging us all more to keep the lights on.
We’ll know soon whether we will be paying Eskom more because we saved all of that electricity.