Higher South Africa Power Price to Hurt Economy, Regulator Hears

  • Eskom failing to support industries that must be competitive
  • Weak economy means businesses can't absorb higher prices

South African consumers shouldn’t be forced to pay for planning errors by the national power utility, companies and municipalities told the National Energy Regulator on the first day of public hearings into Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.’s request to recover unforeseen costs through higher tariffs.

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