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Eskom hearings to continue next week

The power utility’s Khulu Phasiwe says they believe they have a strong case for a tariff increase.

Eskom's Megawatt Park in Johannesburg. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Public hearings into Eskom's application for a tariff hike will only continue next week in Johannesburg, before the National Energy Regulator decides whether or not to increase electricity prices.

Yesterday hearings were held in Kimberley, where the utility once again stated its case saying it needs to recover R22,8 billion and is therefore asking for a 16,6% tariff hike.

Hearings in the Free State, Mpumalanga and Limpopo have been cancelled as there were no participants.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says they believe they have a strong case for a tariff increase.

"In our case, we hope that the regulator will adjust upwards because we have spent an extra R22,8 billion for the acquisition for things like diesel."

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