ZESA Increases Electricity Tariffs After Concerns That It Was Too Cheap

ZESA Increases Electricity Tarrifs

ZESA Increases Electricity Tarrifs

 

ZESA Increases Electricity Tariffs

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has increased electricity tariffs with effect from 15 May 2022.

Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has approved a tariff adjustment in order to restore the value of the tariff to a level of USc10.63/kWh which was approved in 2019.

Read the notice:

The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) advises its valued clients that Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has approved a tariff adjustment in order to restore the value of the tariff to a level of USc10.63/kWh which was approved in 2019.

This adjustment will go a long way in enabling the Utility to carry out its mandate of delivering services to the public.

The Tariff review is with effect from 15 May 2022.

Recently, ZESA Holdings executive chairman, Sydney Gata, warned of power cuts due to the non-cost reflective electricity tariffs.

Gata said ZESA last had a viable tariff in 2019 and the current tariff is not sustainable. In an interview with the Business Weekly, Gata said:

We are heading for another severe load shedding. How long can you stay in business when you produce at a cost nearly twice the price you are selling at?

In other news, iHarare reported that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) boss Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga recently announced the ban of handheld spikes by police officers.

This comes after public outcry following fatal accidents allegedly caused by police officers using spikes.

In a statement, the ZRP warned that any police officer who disregards the ban and continues using handheld spikes will be arrested and face criminal charges.

However, the public must take note that not all spikes have been banned, only the handheld ones.

 


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