The price of electricity will increase this week, following Eskom’s implementation of its new electricity tariff of between 12.72% and 12.74%.

This after the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) determined the increases in December last year.

The increases are as follows:

  1. Local Authority Tariff Charges: 1 July 2024 – 30 June 2025: 12.72%
  2. Eskom Direct Customers: 1 April 2024 – 31 March 2025:
  3. All tariff charges except the affordability subsidy charge: 12.74%.
  4. Homelight 20A: 12.74%.
  5. Affordability Subsidy Charge: 25.24%

“The average increase applied to the key industrial and urban tariffs will be 13.29% due to the increase in the affordability subsidy charge. The affordability subsidy charge is raised as a subsidy to the Homelight 20A tariff and is determined by NERSA.

This charge exists due to historically lower Homelight 20A tariff increases and is paid by the non-municipal large industrial and urban tariffs.

“There are no tariff structural changes for 2024/25, however, Eskom is considering a tariff restructuring submission to NERSA for implementation in 2025/26,” the power utility said.




Source: South Africa News Agency