Expert economist in litigation: large industrial electricity users vs NERSA and NMB Municipality
Electricity tariffs for large industrial energy users in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality area have reached a point where power has become unaffordable. The Heavy Energy Users Group launched a joint action to take NERSA’s approval of the municipal tariffs on review to the High Court.
Grové was appointed as an expert witness by the complainants. Meridian prepared a number of expert reports, filed as part of the litigation, that analyse the NMBM industrial electricity tariffs and the appropriate method for tariff regulation by NERSA. During the process Meridian cooperated closely with the legal team in the matter.