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
Currently the amount we pay per unit is SUPER INFLATED!
Eskom allows huge bonusses and salary increases to top level and staff . Why should the general public pay for their mistakes ?? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
No I do not
Daar is net geen eerlikheid en vertroue meer in Eskom nie. Hulle het, wat eens 'n sterk instansie was, is nou een hoop gemors vol korrupsie.
No I do not
Our salery stays the same petrol goes up, food go up tax go up, school for kids goes up so does everything else .i will not pay that increase.GOD never instructed us to steal from each other and that:s what Eskom wants to do.
No I do not
Although I agree with Eskom that input costs does increase annually, and for that reason prices need to be increased, they should first and foremost run Eskom as a business. If I take a ridiculous salary each month, higher than my nett profit, my business will quickly become bankrupt. My customers will not accept a 90% increase, just to fuel my exorbitant spending or mismanagement of funds. Let Eskom run on the same principle. They get away with it because they have the monopoly for electricity supply in SA. Open the market for smaller operators to compete with Eskom.
Government must make it easier for consumers to generate their own electricity, and sell their surplus back to the grid. This will ease the load on Eskom for expansions. Futhermore they need to remove people in management positions who are there purely because of contacts, and replace them with competent people who can do the job.
No I do not
The tariff increase will make the poor poorer, paying for mismanagement is not fair. Let Eskom executives take salary tax towards paying the money. Downsize the top management at Eskom coupled with minimum salary increase at managerial levels.
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  • 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.