Eskom put forward the following reasons for the revision request:
Increased primary energy costs, and
Accelerated Demand Side Management (DSM costs)
On 20 December 2007, the Energy Regulator granted Eskom an average price increase of 14,2% to be applicable as of 1 April 2008.
In the light of the current electricity supply shortage and load shedding in the country, the Energy Regulator will give urgent attention to Eskom’s application and make its decision after following due process.