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New City of Cape Town electricity tariffs – from 1st July 2012


Brace yourself, winter is coming!

The City has announced its new electricity tariffs for 2012/13, and they can be found here

Some key points:

The average tariff increase across all tariff categories is 11%

High consuming households will be paying R1.40/kWh for each unit over 600kWh (ouch! – that’s an 18.7% increase)

The net metering tariff (or rather small scale embedded generation tariff) is as follows:

Daily charge: R9.83/day

Energy cost: 91.69c/kWh

Seriously, time to don a jumper.  Energy efficiency and energy conservation not looking too bad an option now is it?