Eskom increase mypd

Load shedding is no coincidence. Eskom has stated it is “entitled to a 90% increase” and has now applied to increase your electricity costs for 2019. The National Energy Regulator, NERSA has asked for your comment in the increase decision-making process.

Please use the form below to add your name and comment.

If you support or object to the increase, please give a reason why. Should you be at a loss for words, read the summary, live input or documents below the form.

NOTE: In light of the load shedding happening around the country, we have decided to keep the public participation open and will be hand delivering the comments to Nersa at the upcoming public hearings where top energy advisor Ted Blom of the Energy Expert Coalition will be representing the public.

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Do you support Eskom's tariff increase application? (summary below)
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No I do not
There is no excuse for incompetence. Employ intelligent, competent and properly qualified professionals who know how to successfully manage an organization. Stop wasting our money on IDIOTS salaries. Turn Eskom into a success NOW.
No I do not
The increase are not related to the inflation rate and is due to the inefficiency and corrupt practices within Eskom. The customer should not be forced to contribute to these corrupt practice and inefficiency
No I do not
We cannot be responsible for ESkoms poor judgment and loss.
Naresh kumar
No I do not
They must justify why the overpay for services, big salaries for incompetent people,international coal price when coal is local.why must we pay for their mistakes.why do they allow certain municipalities accounts to run to millions of rands without collection.
Why must we who pay for our services now go over and above to subsidise non payers.they must get their house in order before they approach nersa..
Maybe we need to organise a country wide protest
No I do not
Ridiculous, can't afford it
Ted Blom CNBC
Ted Blom urges radical restructuring to save Eskom


  • The increase is 15% for direct Eskom customers while 17 to >20% for municipal customers
  • This increase will be per year, to 2022
  • Eskom claims they are entitled to over 90% increase if they follow the MYPD rules,  (called “defective” 2 yrs ago by Ted Blom), as the basis of those rules are questionable, not transparent and deliberately inflated by Eskom (fraud) to solve liquidity ratios in its Balance sheet
  • Eskom has revalued its assets from R800bn to R1.4tn – and Nersa has not allowed the public to review this, despite a previous ruling for this to be made public
  • Eskom remains captured, albeit now by another new “third force”
  • The balance between what Eskom is now claiming through the “front door”(MYPD4) will be claimed later through the “backdoor” (RCA)
  • Eskom is being driven into the ground, and SA economy will collapse before 2022.
  • Eskom is NOT sustainable
  • Expect massive RCA claims ahead
  • No turnaround strategy evident
  • Renewables taking around 30% of revenue, delivering less than 10% of saleable power
  • Debt service shortfall of more than R50bn – will kill Eskom’s Bond market
  • Hence more bailouts ahead
  • Acknowledgement that Maintenance is below requirements- could lead to more PowerStation failures & blackouts
  • Full forensic investigation needed now more than ever

Reaction to Eskom's stage 2 loadshedding: Ted Blom

SABC Digital News

Published on Dec 3, 2018

Eskom says Stage Two loadshedding will continue today as the organisation battles with low coal reserves and break downs at various power stations across the country. For more, we are joined in studio by energy expert Ted Blom.