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Nersa gets set to deliberate on smelter contract review

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has confirmed that it received BHP Billiton’s official response this week to Eskom’s application for a review of the utility’s electricity supply contracts with the miner’s aluminium smelter in terms of Section 32 of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006.

Full-time regulator member responsible for electricity Thembani Bukula tells Engineering News Online that Eskom’s application and BHP Billiton’s response should be deliberated upon at the October 29 meeting of the energy regulator.

Only after that meeting would Nersa be in a position to decide whether it felt it was within its mandate to hold public hearings into the controversial commodity price-linked contracts. Read on Engineering News >

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