This paper which was presented at the AMEU Conference 2019 explores the impact of some of the approved municipal SSEG tariffs on municipal revenue and customer ‘business case’ and outlines key tariff elements to balance access and cost recovery, until such time as detailed costing studies provide specific tariff building
This NERSA Consultation Paper proposes a municipal tariff increase guideline for the 2019/20 financial year. Increases are linked to Eskom’s approved bulk price increase of electricity to municipalities and the increase on the municipalities’ cost structures (NERSA, 2019).
Summarises the principles for setting SSEG tariff, with a focus on solar PV, and discusses revenue impact and customer business case considerations. Case studies are presented and broad guidelines given for tariff setting (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2019).
This is is presentation of the excel spreadsheet model that assists municipalities with solar PV SSEG tariff design in a way that balances municipal revenue requirements with customer business case for Solar PV installations. The spreadsheet model is downloadable separately (Genesis, SALGA & GIZ, 2017).
An excel-based tool for testing proposed SSEG tariffs against municipal revenue impact as well as customer business case impact. Solar PV SSEG only. The guide to using the tool is separately downloadable (Genesis Analytics (Pty) Ltd and SALGA, 2017).
Guide to the excel-based tool for testing proposed SSEG tariffs against municipal revenue impact as well as customer business case impact. Solar PV SSEG only. The spreadsheet tool is separately downloadable (Genesis Analytics (Pty) Ltd and SALGA, 2017).
The report presents an analysis of the impact of different solar PV SSEG tariffs in the City of Tshwane, covering municipal revenue impact as well as customer business case impact of different tariff choices. It indicates optimum tariff levels in this regard (SEA and GIZ, 2017).
Although the document is a bit outdated, Section 11 of this consultation paper is useful in that it focuses on Tariff Design and provides guidelines for SSEG tariff setting (NERSA, 2015).
The tariff code sets out the objectives for pricing and tariff structures for distribution retail and network services. NERSA regulates the setting of prices and the structure of tariffs for all distribution related services (NERSA, 2014).
Electricity Pricing Policy (EPP) of the South African Electricity Supply Industry (Department of Minerals and Energy, 2008).
National Electricity Regulator guideline on electricity pricing in South African Electricity Distribution Industry (NERSA, 2004).