The power utility 'keenly' awaits Nersa's reasoning for the lower-than-sought price hikes. Picture: MARK WESSELS
The power utility 'keenly' awaits Nersa's reasoning for the lower-than-sought price hikes. Picture: MARK WESSELS

The national energy regulator’s decision to grant Eskom tariff increases much less than what it asked for will leave the embattled utility with a R102bn revenue shortfall.

Eskom, which economists and ratings agencies have described as the single biggest risk to SA’s economy, said it was "keenly" awaiting the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) reasoning for allowing it to raise prices 9,41% in 2019, 8,1% in 2020 and 5,22% the following year.

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