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    Default Re: Eskom gunning for higher fixed costs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    I know Citipower better than Eskom but they pay a massive monthly fixed cost for security.

    They pay this fee irrespective if I buy any units or not so I am not averse to paying a reasonable fee for availability. I don't want to but I understand that if we do not finance the maintenance or security there will be no grid when we need it.

    So personally I'm willing to pay a fair amount for availability.

    Maintenance and security is a fixed cost.

    It seems like we might have to revisit the definition of fixed and variable costs.
    How do you measure availability? By the number of security guards or kWhs transmitted? In mathematical terms the formula for an all encompassing kWh rate is AX+ C, A being the variable rate per kWh sold (X) and C being the fixed cost divided by the number of kWh expected to be sold. What Eskom are trying to do is decouple C from any kWh being sold I have a problem with that and thankfully so does NERSA.

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    Default Re: Eskom gunning for higher fixed costs

    This debate point, that debate point, yet this drama keeps on continuing:

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    Default Re: Eskom gunning for higher fixed costs

    Lucky....as a farmer, my fixed costs in 2024 (average) are R21k per month, which is 22.5% of my bill


    Quote Originally Posted by pwgg View Post
    Our fixed cost before a unit used is R5000 a month. We can buy plenty of diesel for that, manage out power use, ie heavy loads like irrigating and feed mixing on the genny and the rest on solar. Already pump all stock water and run the yard on solar. Good bye eskom.

    We also now have lights,comms,security 24/7 not when Eskom thinks we need it. No outages. No veld fires from wires kissing in the wind.
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    Default Re: Eskom gunning for higher fixed costs

    This Govt is trying its best to reduce South Africa to a pile of rubble while governments world-wide are encouraging and even subsidising citizens for easing the load by generating their own power.

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    Default Re: Eskom gunning for higher fixed costs

    Quote Originally Posted by clivemd View Post
    So what about the house holds that donít use solar and try to use as little elect as possible cos they canít afford to pay for Escom and they try save as much money as possible , now they going to be charged huge amount because they canít afford elect in first place

    and then the illegal connections just carry on and will increase
    If they got rid of all the illegal connections there would be no problem and they could probably reduce the cost of electricity.
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    Default Re: Eskom gunning for higher fixed costs

    Quote Originally Posted by cpsadrian View Post
    Lucky....as a farmer, my fixed costs in 2024 (average) are R21k per month, which is 22.5% of my bill
    We have taken quite a bit of farmers off the grid because of that high cost. It reduces your payback very quickly.
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    Default Re: Eskom gunning for higher fixed costs

    Ja, slowly working on it, done 2 sections, 3 more to go..

    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    We have taken quite a bit of farmers off the grid because of that high cost. It reduces your payback very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyades View Post
    Agreed, I'd do the same. Add two more AM-2's and be completely off-grid.

    One of my mates has been disconnected from COJ electricity, and water for a good couple of years now. So it is possible. I think, where the issue will come in, is if you ever need to connect again, they will charge you an arm & a leg, but I speak under correction here.

    PS, this is for Jo-Burg. Will probably be even easier in Slaapstad.
    "Slaapstad" is far ahead of most of the country,especially Jo-Burg,with how it is being managed.Probably that's why so many people are choosing to live here?Exactly the opposite situation to your derogatory reference to our beautiful city,Cape Town!

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