ZESCO Increases Domestic Electricity Tariffs By 200%


THINGS you should know about the proposed electricity tariff hike at residential level:

• Fixed charge of K18.23 to be scrapped off??
• Life-line tariff to be halved from 200units to 100units
• Life-line Tariff increase by 213% from 15n to 47n
• Tariff band introduction in 101-300kWh range of 85n
• Tariff band above 301kWh proposed 118% increase from 89n to K1.94

Impact on your bill (Including tax):

Currently if you are consuming 400units/month

• First 200 units cost K58 (inclusive of taxes and fixed charge)
• Bal 200 units cost K213
• Total cost of consumption K271

Proposed Hike Cost:

• First 100units K18
• Next 300units K305
• Bal 100units K232
• Total cost of consumption K555

The effective increase in tariffs for such level of consumption is 105%

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