2016/17 Cape Town residential electricity tariffs include a new Home User tariff with a monthly service fee irrespective of how much electricity you use.
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A role for municipalities in generating & distributing electricity – Issues appear to be political rather than regulatory & financial rather than technical?
NERSA the National Energy Regulator has announced a 9.4% tariff increase for ESKOM. Less than the 16% ESKOM applied for but still well above the consumer price index. Bad energy planning and political interference is costing us too much.
Do you understand your electricity tariff? Are you battling to get a measure of your electricity consumption and buy in from your family to be energy efficient? Email Kim at Green Audits for a quote.
Responding to numerous letters objecting to above inflation electricity price increases for 2015/16 the City of Cape Town replied at length
The Hessequa Energy Summit held in Stilbaai in July2015 looked at the challenges and solutions for local authorities wanting to become renewable energy suppliers.
SA Nuclear Program. Questions & answers at Parliamentary Committee on Energy briefing reveal serious omissions but governments determination to proceed.
ESKOM’s structural problems are wider & deeper than the pockets of South African electricity consumers. Detailed objections to NERSA re ESKOM’s 25% tariff increase.
Renewable energy requires a new approach: multisource, localized, private public partnerships that embrace smart technology to capture energy & manage demand
Tapping into the abundant opportunities that renewable energy provides requires a restructuring of electricity services. Not just technically, but socio-politically. Is Africa up to this?
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