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    Default Eskom wants much more of your money.

    Struggling power utility Eskom is expected to submit an application to energy regulator Nersa for an average tariff increase of 15% per year for the next three years......
    If the RCA award is recovered over the same three years that the tariff application covers, and if Eskom’s application is successful, consumers could pay about 20% more for electricity in 2019/20, and not much less in the two subsequent years
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    Default Re: Eskom wants much more of your money.

    Tick, tick, tick...

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    Eskom gets their increase

    https://www.thesouthafrican.com/esko...approved-2019/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
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    < still waiting for Fluffy's patented questionnaire >
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    Been 100% off the grid since beginning of the year and not looking back

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    I wish I can run a business like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator_01 View Post
    Been 100% off the grid since beginning of the year and not looking back
    It's OK

    Eskom's 2022 plan is to get increases passed so that if you are pumping less than 10Kwh (10 units) back into the grid then it will cost you R1000 per month

    Eskom motto "Taking more to give you less"

    Same applies to the other state owned entities
    SANRAL, SAA, Transnet and so forth
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    < still waiting for Fluffy's patented questionnaire >
    There comes a point where you don't even need a questionnaire to make the decision and push the GO button.

    We passed that two years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    There comes a point where you don't even need a questionnaire to make the decision and push the GO button.

    We passed that two years ago.
    ja but I am useless with electrickery, I need GUIDANCE
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    ja but I am useless with electrickery, I need GUIDANCE
    I'll work on it - I promise. It's school holidays right now. Grandpa is making Barbie furniture, and Bow and Arrows and setting up Xbox games, hitting a bucket or two of golf balls, and drinking whisky.
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    Eiesh Fluffy - NO BEER ?

    I know what you mean though !
    Answering the call of the wild is just so much beter than answering the telephone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
    Eiesh Fluffy - NO BEER ?

    I know what you mean though !
    I’ve cut down drastically on the beer.

    Found if the boop gains momentum in a golf swing I am like an unstable bowling skillet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Found if the boop gains momentum in a golf swing I am like an unstable bowling skillet.
    Only rich people play golf. Unless you play off a 5 handicap and never lose any balls or bend a club or shear a graphite shaft and never use a caddy and..................
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Only rich people play golf. Unless you play off a 5 handicap and never lose any balls or bend a club or shear a graphite shaft and never use a caddy and..................
    I live in a house 10 meters away from the ladies T box on the 15 hole of a rather lekker golf course.

    I don't have a choice, I must FIFO

    BTW - the only things I have lost or broken is my confidence and self esteem. My balls don't go far enough to get lost.

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    But yes, even as a resident and very good fees, and no caddy (I have a golf cart), it is still a stupidly expensive sport.
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    ESKOM may have a huge problem. Last week there was apparently a steam line failure at Lethabo power station. I am trying to find out the details. Apparently high pressure steam line exploded. If so then absolutely huge issue if it is creep related. If so all remaining units are in doubt. Full repair per unit - 2 years (estimate). Some 600 MW per unit.

    Not really a price issue but where do we get the power if 5 additional units have to be shut down for safety reasons. It is critical to know what was the cause and not to take any short cuts.

    There is some personal interest in this. I happen to be one of those few who were trained properly to prevent this kind of accidents. There are not many of us around and most of us are not involved at all.
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    I do believe Pravin Gordan is trying to fix all of this mess.

    A big part of the mess is zupta and that is being addressed furiously.

    Let's hope. Unfortunately there will be pain in the fixing.

    Then the issue raised above about maintenance is worrying because the accountants can fix the books but you need experienced engineers to fix the technical issues.
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    Default Re: Eskom wants much more of your money.

    If Zupta and co had not systematically stolen the money there would be money to build houses, create jobs, educate, fix SOE's subsidize the fuel price the list is endless.

    We do not know yet what damage the Zupta era has caused, it will take a few generations to fix if ever. We may never be the powerhouse of Africa again thanks to him and the ANC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwgg View Post
    If Zupta and co had not systematically stolen the money there would be money to build houses, create jobs, educate, fix SOE's subsidize the fuel price the list is endless.

    We do not know yet what damage the Zupta era has caused, it will take a few generations to fix if ever. We may never be the powerhouse of Africa again thanks to him and the ANC.
    If it wasn’t for all the corruption and looting, SOEs wouldn’t need fixing, and the fuel price wouldn’t need subsidizing - its only so high because of all the levies and taxes that Gov needs as additional income streams.

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    Default Re: Eskom wants much more of your money.

    I think the topic description is too positive. It allows a glimmer of hope that it might not happen.
    To be historically correct, it should read: "Eskom will get much more of your money."

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