As earlier reported by Harare Live, Zesa Tariffs have been increased with effect from 23 September 2020, by 50%.
Government, through Information Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana, had earlier indicated a possibility of the increase given viability issues surrounding the value of electricity and other alternative sources of energy like gas, firewood or paraffin.
Zesa has adjusted the charges as follows according to Techzim;
New tariffs take effect from the 23rd of September 2020.
|Consumption Bands kWh||Price (ZWL$)|
|1 – 50kWh||0.74|
|51 – 200kWh||1.62|
|201 – 300kWh||4.41|
|300 and above||6.92|
For comparison here is the old ZESA tariff structure
|Consumption Bands kWh||Price ZWL$|
|51 – 200||1.08|
|201 – 300||2.94|
Nick Mangwana was quoted saying;
Average Energy Cost for cooking 2 meals a day for a month is; Electricity – ZW$ 83.90 Paraffin – ZW$2728.50 Firewood – ZW$2400 LP Gas – ZW$780? There is a case for reviewing electricity tariff so it can be market sensible and attract more investment into the sector.