‘Rebasing’ for lower Eskom sales to trigger 9.4% hike even before any revenue adjustment

September 20, 2017

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State-owned electricity utility Eskom has sounded that warning that, even if its allowable revenue is not increased at all for the 2018/19 year, tariffs will still need to rise by 9.4% simply to accommodate a “rebasing” electricity sales volumes when compared with those approved in the third multiyear price determination period (MYPD3). The utility has made a single-year application to National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for allowable revenue of R219.5-billion, which would translate to a hike of 19.9% from April 1 for direct customers and 27.5% for municipalities from July 1.

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