30 June 2015
Power utility Eskom said it will now look at
alternative ways to obtain the money needed to buy more diesel to avoid load
This as the National Energy Regulator of South
Africa rejected Eskom’s application for a 25% tariff hike.
Eskom has already had a 12% tariff hike application
approved by Nersa a while back.
Eskom Spokesperson Khulu Phaiswe said for us, this
simply means going back to the drawing board, we will have to revise our
strategy and we will take it from there.
Meanwhile the Congress of South African Trade Union
said in a statement that it does not want to see Eskom collapsing, but it wants
to see Eskom management and the Board managing the important entity efficiently
Cosatu’s Jonas Mosia said, since its inception,
Eskom has been able to go back to Nersa to seek for additional tariff increase.
“We have also said that, the economy now doesn’t really
need an increase in electricity tariffs because in the first quarter of 2015,
the economy grew by only 1.3% and the job crisis is still a problem in South
Africa” Mosia added.
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