Zesa adjusts electricity tariffs

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THE Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has approved a Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) power tariff adjustment.

According to a letter by Zera acting chief executive officer Edington Mazambani, the request had been made on June 8.

ZETDC has introduced an extra band for power between 201 and 300 kilowatts, retailing at $2,94 per kWh.

“Please be advised that approval has been granted for ZETDC to implement the new tariff structure for domestic consumers as follows: consumption bands for first 50 kilowatts (kWh) is 49 cents, 51 to 200 is $1,08 per kWh, 201 to 300 is $2,94 per kWh and 301 plus is now $4,61 kWh. Please be advised that implementation is with immediate effect,” read part of the letter.

The last power adjustment was in April when Zera increased tariffs by 19,2 percent, resulting in 200 units of electricity, which used to be sold for $157, going up to $186,50. Under the same tariff regime, which had three bands, the first 50 units which cost $20,50 went up to $24,50.

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