Eskom’s Residential Electricity Tariffs 2016/17

ESKOM tariffs as of 1 April 2016.  In a number of urban areas across the country, ESKOM provides electricity directly to consumers.  There are two tariff categories:

1 Homelight which is a subsidized tariff for lower income households including 50kWhs of Free Basic Electricity

2 Homepower which is a standard domestic tariff.  ESKOM tariffs include a daily service or network capacity charge and an energy (kWh) charge.  The energy charge is further broken down into four categories based on the number of phases to a property and the size of the amps supplied.

Homepower Tariff details

Domestic tariff Energy Charge cents per kWh incl. Vat

Less than 600kWhs

Energy Charge cents per kWh incl. Vat

more than 600kWhs

Network service charge Rands per day incl. Vat
Homepower 1

 

124,59  (R1.25) 196,73 R5.34
Homepower 2

 

124,59  (R1.25) 191,79 R10.00
Homepower 3

 

124,59  (R1.25) 191,79 R20.65
Homepower 4

 

124,59  (R1.25) 200,36 R3.26

Homepower 1 applies to dual-phase 32 kVA (80 A per phase) & three-phase 25 kVA (40 A per phase)

Homepower 2 applies to dual-phase 64 kVA (150 A per phase) & three-phase 50 kVA (80 A per phase)

Homepower 3 applies to dual-phase 100 kVA (225 A per phase) & three-phase 100 kVA (150 A per phase)

Homepower 4 applies to single-phase 16 kVA (80 A per phase)

 

Homelight Tariff details

Homelight Tariffs

Charges in cents per kWh incl. Vat

 

Energy Charge

Less than 350kWhs

BLOCK 1

Energy Charge more than 350kWhs

BLOCK 2

Energy Charge

Less than 600kWhs

BLOCK 1

Energy Charge more than 600kWhs

BLOCK 2

Homelight 20 Amp 104,26 (R1.04) 118,00 (R1.18)
Homelight 60 Amp 117,86 (R1.18) 200,34 (R2.00)

50kWhs of Free Basic Electricity is included in the first blocks of both the 20 & 60 Amp tariffs.

Kim Kruyshaar July 2016

 

 

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2 Responses to Eskom’s Residential Electricity Tariffs 2016/17

  1. Sandra Edgecome December 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    Why do I have to pay Homepower electricity when I am a pensioner have a Sassa card
    68 years old live in two bedroom flat in Burgundy Estate. I am spending more than R500 per month switch geyser off,no lights burning,very little cooking etc Please can you explain and why do I not get the free units either????

    • admin December 11, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

      The City makes provision for pensioners to benefit from the Lifeline tariff and it sounds as if you would qualify. However, you need to apply. Criteria include: household income of less than R15 000 per month.
      Over 60 years of age or are registered as a disabled person.
      Use of less than 450 kWh per month on average, including any free electricity.
      The requirements of the value of the property and a pre-paid meter are waived.
      You need to apply each year for the rebate and to stay on the Lifeline tariff. This is because both the household income and the rebate conditions may change. Forms can be downloaded at: https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/rev/Pages/ApplicationForms.aspx.
      Otherwise go to your nearest Sub-council office or phone your ward councillor.

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