The Independent Municipal and
Allied Trade Union said the latest application by Eskom for a tariff increase is
The power utility is
requesting a 9.58 percent tariff hike for the running of short term power
producing projects and the open cycle diesel turbines.
The union is calling on the
National Energy Regulator of South Africa to dismiss the request by Eskom.
IMATU Research and Policy
Analyst Anja Muller-Deibicht said we are hoping that Nersa will reject the
Deibicht said Eskom has
already been granted a 12.69% tariff increase and a further increase on top of
this would not only be unaffordable but virtually impossible for most South
Africans to pay.
“Obviously we are also
looking at the issue around transparency with the money that has been collected
already and we are looking for a sustainable solution going forward” Deibicht
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