SA electricity prices hurting the poor, despite protection measures – Frost & Sullivan

Engineering News – ONLINE

18 September 2014

Despite apparent legitimate reasoning behind State-owned power utility Eskom’s electricity tariff increases, increased costs would undoubtedly hurt those in the lower portion of South Africa’s income distribution,consulting firm Frost & Sullivan Africa energy and environmental research associate Thembie Chehore said on Thursday.

Chehore pointed out that the utility’s tariff increases had grown from a modest rate of 5.1% in 2006/7 to a peak of 31.3% in 2009/10.  Read more…

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