Saturday, June 14, 2008

CITY CALLS FOR MORE ELECTRICITY SAVING

By Tina George
14 June 2008


With the recent approval of the Council budget and tariffs for the 2008/2009 financial year indicating a price increase for electricity of around 20% from the 1st July the city urges the public to save electricity.

Councillor Clive Justus, Mayco Member for the Utilities Services portfolio says that if we all make the necessary effort to reduce our electricity usage the tariff increases can be minimised.

“What still looms over us, however, is the request by Eskom of a 53% increase electricity prices, a request that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) still has to decide upon,” says Cllr Justus.

Saving electricity saves money and helps the environment, we could save electricity by switching off our geysers during peak demand which occurs between six and ten o’clock in the mornings and evenings.”

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