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)
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 15:30 on 19 April 2018.
Eskom’s RCA applications are available on the NERSA website at www.nersa.org.za.