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ESKOM annual price increase 2014/15

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) announced its determination on Eskom’s third Multi-year Price Determination (MYPD3) for the period 2013/14 to 2017/18 on 28 February 2013.

The tariff increase for 2014/15 as approved by Nersa on 19 November 2013 will be implemented on 1 April 2014 for Eskom direct customers and on 1 July 2014 for municipalities as follows:


Tariff Category

Average percentage Increase

Local authority (effective 1 July 2014)


Non-local authority (effective 1 April 2014)


Urban tariffs


Rural tariffs


Homelight 20A
  • Homelight 20A - first block
  • Homelight 20A – second block



Homelight 60A


All Homepower


Overall average


  • All rates for the municipality tariffs were increased by 8.06% as determined by Nersa.

  • All rates for the non-municipality tariffs (except for Homelight 20A) were increased by exactly 8%. 

  • For Homelight 20A, the first block rate was increased by 5.6% and the second block rate by 7.6%.  When all customers’ consumption for the two blocks over 12 months is considered, the annual average increase for the total Homelight 20A is 5.85%.  The tariff price increase will affect each individual customer differently, depending on the customer’s monthly consumption.

  • Urban above refers to the following tariffs:  Megaflex, Miniflex, Nightsave Urban Large, Nightsave Urban Small, and Businessrate.

  • Rural above refers to the following tariffs:  Ruraflex, Nightsave Rural, Landrate, and Landlight.



Dear Customer

We urge all South Africans to partner with us to keep the lights on and save 10% of their electricity usage. This will make it significantly easier to manage the power system during this challenging time, while also enabling us to do planned maintenance to ensure the reliability of our plant. For tips on how to trim 10% off your consump­tion, visit .