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Zimbabwe: Power tariffs rise again

The government has approved a domestic electricity price rise of more than 200% from 3 October, raising tariffs to about US$0.12/kWh from approximately US$0.02/kWh. Following the rise, the second since August, domestic users will pay Z$0.41 for the first 50kWh and Z$0.91 for 51-200kWh, a stepped tariff designed to encourage energy saving in view of the country’s critical power supply situation. Tariffs were also increased for institutions, and commercial and industrial users, which are now being charged for energy usage depending on whether they consume power during peak, standard or off-peak times.

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