A little while ago we were told to brace ourselves for ZESA Tariff increases. When the next price increase was arriving was unclear. So we contacted ZETDC through their Facebook and Twitter DMs and the prices we got showed that there wasn’t only a price change but the powerbands had been reworked. The new prices and powerbands are as follows:
New ZESA tariffs and powerbands
|Consumption Bands||Price (ZWL$)||Est Price including 6% REA|
|First 50 units||1.63||1.7278|
|Next 50 units||3.27||3.4662|
|Next 100 units||5.73||6.0738|
|Next 100 units||8.17||8.6602|
|300 units and above||10.28||10.8968|
These tariffs took effect on the 14th of November
Prices for first time purchases:
- 50 units $86.30
- 100 units $259.70
- 200 units $ 866.02
- 300 units $1732.00
Here are the old tariffs and powerbands for comparison.
Old ZESA and powerbands
|Consumption Bands kWh||Price (ZWL$)||Estimated Price incl. 6% REA|
|1 – 50kWh||1.67||1.7702|
|51 – 200kWh||3.65||3.869|
|201 – 300kWh||9.92||10.5152|
The new ZESA tariffs and powerbands show that the upper (300 units and above) and lower (first 50 units) powerbands are a little bit cheaper at ZWL$10.28 (from ZWL$15.57) and ZWL$1.63 (from ZWL$1.67) respectively. But the bands in the middle are where the prices have increased.
With the old prices you bought 51 – 200 units at a static ZWL$3.65, but now the next 50 units after the lifeline are priced at ZWL$3.27 and the next 100 units are at ZWL$ 5.37. All of those units were under one charge but are now separately charged at a more expensive price.
If you want to know how many units your next ZESA token purchase will get you, check out the Techzim ZESA token calculator
For the new ZESA Tariffs as of 29/11/2020 click the link below