Posts tagged as tariff

Smart metering system powers up customers

Voltex’s Invirotel smart metering management system uses Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to provide a simple and affordable energy metering solution. AMI integrates smart meters, communication networks and data management systems for two-way communication between utilities and customers. The meters, either single or three phase, can operate in either pre- or post-paid modes and use existing […]

Time for variable pricing for feeding into the grid

For some time there have been proposals to charge customers variable prices based on when energy is consumed. Such schemes, which come in many forms and flavours including time-of-use pricing (TOU), real-time pricing (RTP), dynamic pricing and critical peak pricing (CPP) were originally intended to manage peak demand by encouraging consumers to shift some of […]

Electricity price increase: NERSA calls for responses to Eskom’s application to deviate

  The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has called for responses regarding Eskom’s application to deviate from prescribed procedures in an application for another tariff increase. Eskom, which has been authorised by NERSA to submit a 1-year tariff application for 2018/19 instead of its usual multi-year application, on 1 June 2017, has indicated […]

Updated: Appeal stalls RCA clawback of R42-billion by Eskom from electricity customers

  Both Eskom and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) have submitted applications for leave to appeal a 16 August 2016 judgement by Judge Cynthia Pretorius in the Pretoria High Court . (See editor’s note below.)  The judgement by Judge Cynthia Pretorius had set aside NERSA’s R11,2-billion regulatory clearing account (RCA) award for […]

Ironic end to OUTA’s application for urgent interdict

  The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) approached the North Gauteng High Court for an urgent interdict to prevent Eskom from implementing the electricity tariff increase of 9,4% on 1 April 2016. OUTA’s case was based on the fact that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) had not provided reasons for its decision made […]

NERSA provides reasons for electricity tariff hike

  The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has released a much-anticipated report detailing the reasons for an electricity tariff hike. Although the regulator received over 18 written comments from private individuals, small users, intensive energy users, government departments, trade unions and other stakeholders, it determined that electricity tariffs should be increased by 9,4%. This follows a 12,69% […]

Domestic electricity prices of six metros and Eskom compared

  There is significant public misperception and confusion in respect of domestic electricity tariffs in South Africa. In order to clarify the facts, this article compares the domestic electricity prices of Eskom and the six largest metros in the country, namely City Power (Johannesburg), Ekurhuleni, Tshwane, eThekwini, Nelson Mandela Bay and Cape Town. Public misperceptions […]

Eskom domestic single phase tariffs: prepayment vs. credit metering

  Domestic electricity users often ask for details of Eskom’s electricity pricing and the options of prepayment vs. credit metering. The summary below prepared by EE Publishers provides the details in a digestible form. 1. Credit metering 1.1 Homepower 4, with an 80 A 1-phase credit meter: (typically supplying higher-consumption households with many electrical appliances) […]

Using net-metering and time-of-use tariffs with small scale embedded generation

  The publication by NERSA of a study document on small embedded renewable generators covering a proposed simplified net-metering (NM) system [1] has been greeted with enthusiasm by the industry, giving a measure of certainty to the way forward. However, the announcement by the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) that it will introduce time-of-use metering on […]

Municipal electricity tariffs to increase by 12,2%

  The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) has approved the municipal tariff guideline increase of 12,20% and the benchmarks for the 2015/16 municipal tariff review process on 29 January 2015. The municipal tariff guideline increase and benchmarks will be implemented on 1 July 2015 and are meant to assist municipalities in preparing their tariff reviews. The […]