Section 8 of the Electricity Act Cap 433, ZESCO Limited has applied to the
Energy Regulation Board for a review of the current electricity tariffs. ZESCO
is seeking an average upward adjustment of 66% for all customer categories i.e.
Residential, Commercial, Services, Small Power and Large Power. The application
comes against a background of a multi-year tariff framework adopted by ERB in
December 2007 that takes cognisance of the need to migrate towards cost
reflective tariffs, while ensuring that any upward adjustments in tariffs were
matched by corresponding improvement in quality of service.
during the announcement of the Board‚s decision on the Multi-Year tariff
framework, ZESCO‚s migration to higher tariffs would be dependent on its
performance with respect to agreed Key Performance Indicators.
In addition, ZESCO seeks a mandatory application of a Time of Use (TOU) Tariff
for all Maximum Demand customers, which was introduced in 2008 on an optional
basis. Under the TOU tariff, electricity use is cheaper during low demand and
more expensive during peak demand periods.
The ERB is currently in the process of reviewing the application and will soon
invite members of the public to comment on the application before it arrives at
a decision, in accordance with the law.
ZESCO was awarded a tariff increase of about 27% on average for all customer
categories for the year 2008.
Click the link below to download the
Review Application¬¬ | ¬
ERB Consultation Paper