Eskom, Nersa to battle it out in court

R69-billion that's what's at stake in today's court battle between Eskom and energy regulator Nersa. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom will battle it out in court with the National Energy Regulator (Nersa).

The power utility is fighting Nersa's decision to deduct R69-billion from the government bailout given to the utility.

Eskom wants the court to review and set aside Nersa's tariff decision.

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Energy expert Lungile Mashele says this is a battle of titanic proportions.

"It’s an unprecedented move by Eskom, publicly fighting Nersa. For Nersa the biggest thing is around its reputation as an independent regulator. Eskom says we need to remain solvent. Nersa is saying but you're not maintaining your plant and there's still mismanagement within the entity itself."

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