Electricity Tariff Increases Effective 01 April 2017
- To assist Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) to sustain its operations to meet growth in electricity demand, Government has approved a combination of an adjustment to existing tariffs, and a subsidy cash injection to BPC. The latter has been done in order to reduce the burden of high tariff adjustments on both domestic and business electricity consumers.
- Customers are, therefore, advised that Government has approved the structure and adjustment to electricity tariffs for the various customer categories effective 1st April 2017 as detailed below.
- A stepped two-block tariff structure for Domestic and Small Business category customers has been maintained to lessen the impact of the tariff adjustment on low-usage households and small scale businesses, as well as an incentive to use electricity efficiently.
- The tariff for Domestic customers consuming up to 200kWh (units of electricity) will be adjusted upward by seven and half per cent (7.5%).
- A 10% electricity tariff increase for Domestic category customers consuming more than 200kwh per month.
- A 10% electricity tariff increase for Small Scale Business category customers consuming 500kwh or less per month
- A 12% electricity tariff increase for Small scale Business category customers consuming more than 500kwh per month and