The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has noted with great concern the incorrect information contained in a WhatsApp message encouraging people to comment on Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) applications.
The regulator has noted in a statement that it would like to correct the statement and provide clarity for the public.
NERSA provides clarity
The WhatsApp message alleges that the public has been given two weeks to comment on the Eskom applications instead of six weeks.
NERSA would like to categorically state that stakeholders and the public were given two months to provide written comments on Eskom’s RCA applications.
The invitation for written comments was published on 23 January 2018 and the closing date for the submission of comments was 23 March 2018, which constitutes two months. Read more: Nersa issues timelines for Eskom’s RCA applications
In addition, public hearings will be conducted in all nine provinces between 16 April and 11 May 2018.
Media statement – Revised Timelines for processing Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account. pic.twitter.com/15twVtdnOO
— NERSA_ZA (@NERSA_ZA) March 29, 2018
This will provide stakeholders and the public with the opportunity to make oral presentations on the applications.
NERSA would like to assure all stakeholders and the public that Eskom’s RCA applications will be considered following due regulatory process.
NERSA remains committed to conducting a public participation process as part of its decision-making process.