ESI Africa – South African electricity tariffs are set to increase on average by 12.69% on 1 April 2015 for consumers who purchase directly from the state-owned power utility, Eskom. Municipal consumers will pay the increased tariff from 1 July 2015 after the bulk purchase price increase has been factored into the retail tariffs.

The increase was announced by the electricity regulator, Nersa, this week to implement its earlier decision to grant Eskom additional R7.8 billion revenue from electricity tariffs, over only one year.