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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Yes I do
Unacceptable that incompetent Eskom, thinks they can just force higher tariffs, instead of getting g their own house in order.
No I do not
Embedded Incremental insanity
No I do not
Tariff already so high - pay the government officials less so that the rest of the population can have a life!!
No I do not
Escom should subsidise the consumer who pays for electricity on his consumer account monthly.Escom do not fulfill his responsibility to provide power supply and install load shedding instead..Escom should refund the consumer for the costs of generators and solar systems ..No TARIFF INCREASE MUST BE ALLOWED to a company
who wastes money
No I do not
We pay so much for electricity and endure load shedding. Eskom is in some much debt and expect us to pay for their corruption
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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.