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Invitation from NERSA to comment on the Free Basic Electricity Rate Methodolgy – deadline 7 December 2020

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is a regulatory authority established
as a juristic person in terms of section 3 of the National Energy Regulator Act, 2004 (Act No. 40
of 2004).
NERSA’s mandate is to regulate the electricity, piped-gas and petroleum pipeline
industries in terms of the Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006), the Gas Act,
2001 (Act No. 48 of 2001) and the Petroleum Pipelines Act, 2003 (Act No. 60 of 2003).

NERSA hereby invites stakeholders and members of the public to submit comments on:

  • The review of the Methodology for the National Free Basic Electricity (NFBE) Rate that Eskom charges the municipalities to supply Free Basic Electricity (FBE) to households in the Eskom supply areas within the municipal boundaries.
The relevant documents are available from NERSA’s website, but if you can’t find them there, here they are:
NERSA would like to encourage all stakeholders and the public to actively participate in this
process by submitting written comments on the consultation paper on the Methodology.

NERSA will collate all comments received, which will be taken into consideration when the
decision is made. The process for the consultation and decision-making is outlined in the
consultation papers.

Written comments can be forwarded to NFBEMethodology@nersa.org.za, hand-delivered to
526 Madiba Street, Arcadia, Pretoria or posted to PO Box 40343, Arcadia, 0083, Pretoria.
The closing date for the comments is 07 December 2020 at 16:00.

For more information or queries on the above, please contact Ms Nkhangweleni Sigwadi or
Ms Kwena Matlou on 012 401 4728/4640 or via facsimile on 012 401 4700.

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