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ZESA seeks 52% power tariff increase

by Staff reporter
14 Feb 2019 at 10:04hrs | Views
The country's integrated power generation and distribution company, ZESA, through its subsidiary, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), is seeking a 52% power tariff increase to $0.15 per kilowatt hour (kWh) from the current $0,0986 per kWh, to help in the maintenance of the electricity infrastructure and the importation of electricity to cover for low local generation.

ZESA, owned wholly by the government, has been pressing for the past seven years for a tariff increase, but its please have found no takers at the highest level.

In comparison, South Africa has a five-year rolling tariff programme whereby the tariff is increased gradually at a certain percentage in order for the country to reach a cost reflective tariff.

Source - Business Times