Carol Paton Editor at Large

Uncertainty hangs over electricity tariffs for 2021 as the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) embarks on a process to respond to a multiplicity of issues arising from the court judgments that have a bearing on Eskom tariffs.

Steeply rising electricity prices over the past decade have become a crippling portion of costs for businesses, especially mines, and households. However, Eskom tariffs, which are set by Nersa, are still not cost-reflective and the utility sells its electricity at a loss.

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