In 2013/14 approximately 42% of the electricity from Eskom was sold to municipalities. This electricity is bought in bulk from Eskom and then resold to individuals and businesses alike, the mark-up on these sales constituting almost a third of revenue to the various municipal coffers.
What stands out is that the top eight metropolitan municipalities buying from Eskom purchased 65% of Eskom’s electricity but there are only 40% of SA’s residents living in these areas.
The following municipalities bought the most amount electricity from Eskom:
Cape Town: 9%
In 2013/14 Eskom sold electricity directly to the following sectors:
Other customers 4%
The stats for 2015/16 will be announced at the end of 2016.
Eskom will have a price increase in 2016 with 17% on electricity.