Starting today, 15 May 2022, ZESA tariffs are going up. This has been inevitable really as the handwriting had been on the wall for a long time. ZESA’s previous tariffs, a product borne of the government’s insatiable desire to rig the “official exchange rate” had become untenable. Now it seems parity has been restored as ZESA will now be charging the equivalent of US$10.63 US cents per unit although it is not yet clear how this tariff will be structured. Also, the problem with the old tariff was not that it was uneconomic as we have already pointed out. It was all because the government insist on using “official rates” that are too low.
The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) wishes to advise 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.
We will update our various pages once the details become clearer.