(Click here for a 2021 update to this article)
In 2015 and 2017 we published infographics showing Eskom annual tariff increases since 1988 compared to inflation.
Following NERSA’s approval of a 13.87% average tariff increase in April 2019, what do the numbers look like today?
The graph below shows the Eskom tariffs from 1988 to 2019, plotted against CPI (Consumer Price Index) or inflation over the same period. It also shows projections up to 2022, based on currently projected increases as approved by NERSA (8.1% in 2020 and 5.2% in 2021), as well as Stats SA and the Bureau for Economic Research’s inflation projections.