ZESCO applies for 75% tariff increase

The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation ZESCO has applied to increase tariffs by 75 per cent.

Energy Regulation Board ERB Director for Consumer and Public Affairs Agnes Phiri has confirmed to Breeze News in a statement.

Ms. Phiri says that the application on average is in two phases starting with 50 per cent on 1st May and a further 25 per cent in September 2017.

She says that following this application, the ERB will now proceed to consider the proposed tariff increases in line with the provision of the law that governs electricity tariff determination.

Ms. Phiri says that ERB will therefore, be receiving submission from the public in view of the ZESCO application within the next 30 days as stipulated by the law.

She has stated that ERB will convene a public hearing to consider submissions from members of the public.

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