eskom prices up

Eskom has handed in a request to increase electricity tariffs, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) said. According to reports last month, Eskom's managing director of re-sources and strategy, Steve Lennon, said that the parastatal would ask Nersa for an 18percent increase. Nersa and Eskom have held discussions and the national utility has pointed out the rising costs and a funding need for its capital expansion programme estimated to cost around R150billion. - Sapa

Eskom has handed in a request to increase electricity tariffs, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) said. According to reports last month, Eskom's managing director of re-sources and strategy, Steve Lennon, said that the parastatal would ask Nersa for an 18percent increase. Nersa and Eskom have held discussions and the national utility has pointed out the rising costs and a funding need for its capital expansion programme estimated to cost around R150billion. - Sapa

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