17 March 2014
South Africa’s energy regulator is unimpressed with Eskom’s recent maintenance and funding wails, telling it bluntly it should stop futile maintenance at all cost, improve quality and adhere to agreed protocols.
The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) has the final say about the money Eskom can charge consumers.
Following the recent crisis, Eskom has been saying that it has to renew short-term power purchase agreements (STPPA) with private electricity producers to keep the lights on, but no provision was made for the expense in the budget allocated by Nersa. Read more…