20 January 2016
Eskom wants to increase
electricity tariffs so as top be able to cover the R11.7 bn to cover its
revenue shortfall. Which when broken down is R8bn for the cost of operating the
open cycle gas turbines and R2.4bn for incurring primary energy costs.
In a statement issue, COPE
says instead of stifling consumers with cost overruns and the outcome of poor
people management, Eskom should seek new technologies to achieve optimal economy
of scale and reduced cost of electricity production.
COPE’s spokes-person Dennis
Bloem says. ”This will cripple the economy
very badly, the poorest of the poor will feel the pinch more than any other
the farmers will have it very difficult to produce food for the country. He
added “That’s why we are saying that
Eskom must not be given that lee-way to increase electricity tariffs”.
Labels: COPE rejects Eskom’s tariff increase