One unit consumed is the same as one kilowatt hour (KWH)
    Prices quoted here are off of the 2019/2020 Ekurhuleni Tariff Table
    Prices quoted here all include vat for your convenience
    Priced quoted on the Ekurhuleni web site exclude Vat

  • The short version

    With post-paid, you use electricity and you pay for your usage at the end of the month, or thereabouts
    With pre-paid, you pay-as-you-go
    The tariffs are the same in each payment scheme
  • The longer version

  • There are basically two different tariffs; tariff A and tariff B and they apply to both Post-paid and Pre-paid in the same way.
  • Tariff A (Post-paid and Pre-paid)

    The cost per electrical unit will increase when you move from one usage band into the next.
    This tariff will suit low usage customers who consume less than 600 units in one month
    This tariff does not charge a fee for the first 100 units consumed

    After having consumed your initial 100 free units and up until you reach 600 units you will pay
    R1.45,60 per unit (R1.46)
    Between 600 and 700 units you will pay
    R2.47,49 per unit (R2.48)
    Above 700 units you will pay
    R6.97,54 per unit (R6.98)

    These prices include 15% Vat

    Tariff B (Post-paid and Pre-paid)

    The cost of electricity in tariff B does not increase with usage
    This tariff will suit users who use more that 600 units in one month
    There are no free units available in tariff B

    You pay R2.17 per unit consumed for your metered consumption, regardless of the amount consumed

    These prices include 15% Vat

    Additional Charge (Post-paid and Pre-paid)

  • There is also an additional fixed charge which differs between Post-paid and Pre-paid
  • On post-paid there is a fixed monthly charge of R50.46 per month per point of supply
    This charge is added onto your monthly account
  • On pre-paid there is a fixed monthly charge of R14.04.
    This charge is deducted of off your first electricity purchase of the month.

    These prices include 15% Vat
  • Prepaid Meter Installations

    There are two categories of pre-paid meters

  • Primary meters
  • Primary meters are installed at your electrical point of supply from the municipality.
    Primary meters are installed by electricians appointed by the municipality
    All queries regarding the installation of primary meters should be addressed directly to your local municipal offices.

  • Secondary meters
  • Secondary meters are installed at the point of supply to a sub-distribution board that is fed from your main distribution board.
    Secondary meters will record the amount of electricity consumed by the sub-distribution board
    Secondary meters are installed by private electrical contractors and are not a municipal function.

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Tariff explaination

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