SA’s electricity crisis | Eskom proposes flat rate to use grid

Eskom wants to adopt a new payment structure. It will see you paying before you even use any electricity. Nato Oosthuizen, an audit partner for Renewable Energy Sector at BDO SA, discussed this with eNCA's Marcelle Gordan. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom wants to adopt a new payment structure.

It will see you paying before you even use any electricity.

The proposals are contained in Eskom’s Retail Tariff Plan for 2023 and will come into effect if approved by the National Energy Regulator.

READ: Eskom seeks approval for revised tariff structure

One energy expert says this is the cash-strapped utility's way of ensuring that consumers don't bypass the system.

"Basically if you're going to go to the grid -- whether you only have access to power or you use power -- they're gonna charge you for each and every element," said Nato Oosthuizen.

"The only controllable will be your usage and hopefully that will be communicated well to consumers."

Source
eNCA

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