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Govt is negotiating new electricity import deals, expect another tariff hike

Minister for Energy and Power Development Zhemu Soda has said that they are negotiating electricity import deals with Mozambique and Zambia that could amount to an additional 280MW. Zimbabwe’s power generation capacity has been brought into question year on year. It seems like there is always an issue at Hwange that results in nationwide load-shedding. […]

New ZESA tariffs show a 30% increase in price

A couple of days ago we reported that ZESA tariffs were projected to go up by about as much as 25%. Well… according to Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) circular, effective (May 26th, 2021), the price of ZESA has gone up by 30%! Raised ZESA tariffs vs old prices Band Old Price (ZWL$/kWh)(Inclusive […]

New ZESA Tariffs: new powerband & small price reduction

New ZESA Tariffs: the national power company has added a new top-end powerband at a marginally lower price than the most recent tariff change.

Brace yourselves, there are more ZESA tariff increases on the way

The is no rest for Zimbabweans, the ZESA tariff increase that we haven’t yet adjusted to is going to be followed by more according to the Minister for Energy

ZESA increased by 50% last week then by another 50% today and it will increase by 50% on 1 November

So we are getting dizzy with the electricity tariff increases. On 23rd September (just over a week ago) we reported a 50% increase on ZESA tariffs. Today (1 October 2020), those tariffs increased by another 50%. Effectively it means ZESA tariffs are now 125% (more than 2 times) what they were 8 days ago. The […]

Within days ZESA increases tariffs by a further 50% with effect from today

Last week ZESA, through a communique, announced the increase in electricity tariffs by 50%. In a strange turn of events, tariffs have been increased again by a further 50% of the ones that took effect on the 23rd of September 2020. The new tariffs are as follows: Tarrifs take effect from the 1st of October […]

Here’s how to calculate how many ZESA units you’ll get every time you purchase

When you think of Techzim, what comes to mind? Do you think we are a news publication first or a tech company first? Well, WE think, no wait we are a tech company first and we love to build things. That’s why we have built the ZESA Calculator. The calculator as you’ve probably assumed by […]

Your Zesa Charge Will Not Be Cheaper If You Pay At The Beginning Of The Month

Zesa’s systems were overloaded yesterday because there was some confusion surrounding the Lifeline Charge. What is the Lifeline Charge? “ZETDC further advises customers that the lifeline tariff is enjoyed once a month when they make the first token purchase of units ANY DAY during any calendar month, therefore it is not true that electricity is […]

ZESA Announces First Tariff Hike For 2020

ZESA has announced a new 19% tariff hike that will be effected on the 1st of March: The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) has adjusted the electricity tariffs by 19.02 per cent. This is in accordance with the Tariff Award of 2 October 2019, which approved the implementation of monthly tariff indexation formula, […]

ZESA – Social Media Claims That Electricity Is Cheaper On The 1st Day Of The Month Are False

It seems there’s a lot of confusion regarding ZESA’s new tariff system and with that confusion, people are failing to understand how the tariffs actually work. With electricity units being sold at tiered rates it seems some people misunderstood this to mean that if your purchase electricity on the first day of the month, you’ll […]

The More ZESA You Use, The More You Pay- Here’s How It Works

ZESA has announced a new billing system for domestic consumers of electricity. Instead of paying a flat rate, they want to cushion households that use less power somewhat. Fullard Gwasira, the ZESA PR Manager said: The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company would like to advise its valued customers that it has now started implementing […]

Social Media Report On Tariff Increase Is False- ZESA

Social media is in the line of fire again. ZESA has come out dismissing a report circulating on social media that it intends to increase its tariffs this coming Friday. Here is ZESA’s full statement: Buy ZESA tokens Meter number: Amount ($): WhatsApp number: EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on […]

ZESA Tariffs Could Be Going Up By 30%, This Time The Viral WhatsApp Message Could Be Half True

There is a WhatsApp message that is doing the rounds: Electricity prices are going up by 150% fr prepaid metres whn buying in bond ecocash or swipe on friday However prices remain the same whn using usd So buy now in bond cz after friday kuyabe sokuyilahla I got tht memo tody at a workshop […]