JHB residents to pay more for electricity
The City of Johannesburg has announced a seven percent increase in tariffs.
JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg residents will be paying more for electricity after the City of Johannesburg announced the implementation of a seven percent tariff increase.
The increase was approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) after the city applied for an increase for the residents of Johannesburg.
The hike went into effect on 1 July and will be backdated.
The acting MD of City Power South Africa, Scelo Xulu, said the decision was made in line with efforts to ease the burden on consumers.
Xulu said instead of paying for a monthly average, residents will now only pay for the amount of electricity they use as meters will be reset every month.
"Depending on their usage, the more electricity customers use the more they will pay in that particular month. However, every month it will be reset to zero."
Xulu said City Power will continue to engage with Nersa to address some of the structural issues that it has with the tariffs.
"We've always had a good relationship with Nersa in dealing with these particular issues and we will continue to engage with them."