Eskom tables new tariff structuring proposal

Mining and energy expert Ted Blom spoke with eNCA's Jane Dutton. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - If Eskom has its way, you could be paying less for electricity -- but only during the winter months.

The power utility plans to reduce its peak rates in the high-demand season of winter but hike rates in summer, which is the low demand season.

Eskom tabled its new electricity tariff structure proposals to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa.

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Energy analyst Ted Blom says this doesn’t sound good for households and businesses.

"It's very similar to a tariff they tried to push through in 2015, called the peak tariff adjustment," Blom said.

"What they're doing is to reduce the winter tariff which is for three months and then they're going to hike the summer tariffs, which are for nine months."


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