The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved the following increases:
- +9,61% for Eskom direct customers also known as “non-local authority supplies” on 1 April 2022
- +7.47% for municipalities on 1 July 2022
Your household will fall under one of these tariffs: the lifeline, the domestic, and the Home User tariff.
By definition, the lifetime tariff is a tariff that is intended to supply relief to customers who use a prepaid meter with limited means, using less than 450 KWh per month.
The domestic tariff is allocated to customers who have a prepaid meter installed and who use on average more than 450 KWh/ month.
Home Users are usually users that aren’t qualified on the lifetime or domestic tariff.
The tariff that applies to you depends on four major points
- Your monthly usage usually evaluated on a 12-monthly basis
- The estimated value of your property
- The type of electricity meter installed in your household
- Are you registered on receiving rates rebate or not?
Example on a Domestic tariff billing account
|Units received (kWh)||2020/21 Cost||2021/22 Cost||(%) Increase|
Based on the current release data for the different municipalities
Johannesburg will be impacted by an increase of up to 7,47% in electricity.
Ekhurhuleni will be impacted by an increase of 9.61%
Tshwane will be impacted by an increase of up to 9% on electricity.