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Organised business joint position on carbon tax – 13 September 2022

MEDIA RELEASE The Energy Council of South Africa, Minerals Council South Africa, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) and Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) are jointly proposing improvements to the Carbon Tax proposals of the Taxation Laws Amendment ...READ ARTICLE >>

September 13th, 2022|Categories: Media Release, News|

Joint EIUG-MCSA Submission: Methodology For The Determination Of Tariffs And Prices In The Electricity Industry – 12 August 2022

ANNEXURE A Overarching comments  The current draft methodology was preceded by a draft version published in September 2021. Whilst some enhancements have been made, it cannot be considered an improved methodology compared to the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD) methodology, primarily because it lacks detailed formulae and rules for interpretation...[CLICK ...READ ARTICLE >>

August 12th, 2022|Categories: News, Submissions / Responses|

Urgent Action Vital For An Enabling Energy Supply Industry – 25 June 2021

By Fanele Mondi  Energy is the engine for economic growth and development in our country and requires an enabling electricity supply industry. To foster the prosperity of all South Africans, a reliable electricity supply, stable electricity costs and the decarbonisation of the economy is essential. Added generation and own-use ...READ ARTICLE >>

June 25th, 2022|Categories: News, Statements / Comments|

EIUG/ITTCC Decarbonisation Letter Of Support To Eskom – 5 November 2021

The EIUG and the Industry Task Team on Climate Change (“ITTCC”) collectively view climate change as one of the greatest threats humanity has ever faced. The impacts of climate change on people’s livelihoods, the environment and future generations is seen daily worldwide and cannot be understated. Ultimately, climate change ...READ ARTICLE >>

November 5th, 2021|Categories: News, Submissions / Responses|

EIUG Response: Public Consultation on Concurrence with the Ministerial Determination on the Procurement of New Generation Capacity from the Short-Term Power Purchase Programme – 23 September 2021

The EIUG welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this important consultation and welcomes the STPPP initiative as a contributor in closing the energy deficit and thereby alleviating energy interruptions. Attached please find our response as annexure to this letter. ANNEXURE A:  EIUG RESPONSE: PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON CONCURRENCE WITH THE ...READ ARTICLE >>

September 23rd, 2021|Categories: News, Submissions / Responses|

EIUG Response: Public Consultation on NIP2050 – 17 September 2021

The EIUG welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this important consultation and welcomes the initiative to consolidate infrastructure projects that are critical for our economy and the plan’s intent to improve coordination and transparency for all stakeholders. We are committing to play our part in the formulation of the ...READ ARTICLE >>

September 17th, 2021|Categories: News, Submissions / Responses|

EIUG Response: Public Consultation on the Eskom FY20 RCA – 30 June 2021

The EIUG welcomes the opportunity to contribute to this important consultation in the determination process for Eskom’s fourth Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD4) Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) Year 1 (2019/20) application. To this effect EIUG will comment only to a few aspects of the balances being applied for but focus ...READ ARTICLE >>

June 30th, 2021|Categories: News, Submissions / Responses|

EIUG Comments on the Presidential Announcement – ERA Schedule 2 Amendment – 10 June 2021

The EIUG members collectively account for over 40% of the electrical energy consumed in South Africa. Our members are also significant contributors to employment (>650 000 employees) and GDP (~20% contribution). Energy is the engine for economic growth and development in our country. The EIUG believes in the need ...READ ARTICLE >>

June 10th, 2021|Categories: News, Statements / Comments|

EIUG Response: Public Consultation On the ERA Schedule 2 Update – 21 May 2021

The EIUG believes that as a collective of stakeholders, we need to create an enabling electricity supply industry that will enable the country to prosper and that the deployment of ‘own-use’ generation will assist in closing of the national supply deficit, stabilising our escalating electricity costs and the decarbonisation ...READ ARTICLE >>

May 21st, 2021|Categories: News, Submissions / Responses|

EIUG Comments on Eskom’s 16% Electricity Increase for Financial Year 2021/22 – 17 February 2021

Energy is the engine for economic growth and development in our country. The EIUG advocates for reliable electricity supply at an acceptable quality and at competitive prices, and for a transformative energy supply industry. In this regard, the EIUG has noted with shock and disappointment the Eskom price increase ...READ ARTICLE >>

February 17th, 2021|Categories: News, Statements / Comments|

EIUG comments on Eskom’s Financials – July 2018

Access reports from www.eskom.co.za/IR2018/Pages/default.aspx While the Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) of Southern Africa is concerned about the state of finances at the public power utility (Eskom), Xolani Mbanga, CEO says that the group, which represents 40% of Eskom’s energy users, welcomes the transparency Eskom’s Board and management ...READ ARTICLE >>

July 26th, 2018|Categories: Media Release, News|

Eskom’s intention to take NERSA to court – June 2018

The Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) notes Eskom’s intention to approach the courts to have NERSA’s tariff set aside.  EIUG represents very large energy intensive consumers in South Africa whose members collectively consume approximately 40% of South Africa’s electricity.  The organisation works towards a sustainable energy sector on ...READ ARTICLE >>

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Media Release|

2018 Key Appointments in the EIUG and ITTCC

The Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) and its associated organisation, the Industry Task Team on Climate Change (ITTCC), have pleasure in announcing the office bearers for 2018, elected at the recent AGMs of the two bodies. EIUG Chairman is Tsakani Mthombeni, with more than 10 years of experience, currently Group ...READ ARTICLE >>

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Media Release|

EIUG issues Open Letter to the Minister of Energy requesting publication of the IRP for Public Comment

Open Letter to the Honourable Minister of Energy, Mr. Radebe 12 April 2018 Dear Mr Radebe, REQUEST FOR PUBLICATION OF THE INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLAN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT The Energy Intensive User Group of Southern Africa (EIUG), whose members collectively consume approximately 40% of South Africa’s electricity, believes that energy is ...READ ARTICLE >>

April 12th, 2018|Categories: News|

Eskom 2016/17 borrowings up 46%

‘Lower savings, tariff increases.’ PRETORIA – Eskom increased its planned borrowings in 2016/17 dramatically by R21.7 billion to R68.5 billion, not because it accelerated its new build programme, but due to lower net savings than earlier anticipated and lower than expected tariffs during the current tariff period that ends on ...READ ARTICLE >>

April 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|
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