6 May 2008 – The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has confirmed that it is investigating whether Eskom has contravened its licence conditions. If found guilty, Eskom could be fined up to R2 million (US$270 000) per day.
The investigation will look at Eskom’s capacity, coal reserves and unplanned maintenance. The licence conditions set out for Eskom include maintenance schedules, codes of practice for metering and standards and quality of service.
Charles Hlebela of NERSA has also confirmed that the results of a report presented to an ad hoc subcommittee on the national electricity supply shortage and load shedding, could not yet be presented to the public.