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Nersa issues timelines for Eskom’s RCA applications

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has published Eskom’s third multi-year determination (MYPD3) Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) applications for year 2 (2014/15), year 3 (2015/16) and year 4 (2016/17) totalling R66.6 billion ($5.5 billion) for public comment.

The Energy Regulator will assess Eskom’s RCA applications following due regulatory processes.

RCA application processing timeline

The indicative timeline for the decision-making process is provided in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Indicative Timeline (Subject to change)

Activity Timeframe
1.       Publish Eskom’s applications on NERSA website for stakeholder comments 23 January 2018
2.       Closing date for stakeholder comments 23 March 2018
3.       Public Hearings on RCAs – 2 nd, 3rd & 4th year MYPD3 (9 provinces in 3 weeks) 7 – 25 May 2018 (see details in Table 2)
4.       NERSA’s Electricity Subcommittee (ELS) to consider draft Reasons for Decision 6 August 2018
5.       Energy Regulator decision on Eskom’s RCA applications 29 August 2018

The dates for the public hearings on the RCA applications are provided in Table 2 below:

Table 2: Proposed public hearing dates

Western Cape 7 May 2018
Eastern Cape 9 May 2018
KwaZulu-Natal 11 May 2018
North West 14 May 2018
Northern Cape 16 May 2018
Free State 18 May 2018
Mpumalanga 21 May 2018
Limpopo 23 May 2018
Gauteng 25 May 2018

Submission of comments

The closing date for the submission of comments is 23 March 2018 at 16:00.

Members of the public and stakeholders who wish to attend or present their views at any of the public hearings must submit their request to publichearings@nersa.org.za by 15:30 on 19 April 2018.

Eskom’s RCA applications are available on the NERSA website at www.nersa.org.za.

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.