Note: the 2nd round of the tariff adjustment is in force since December of 2019
The Ethiopian Electric Utility made an adjustment to the Electricity/energy tariff applicable since the beginning of December 2018. The Electricity/energy tariff is one of the key factors that determine the investment decision of private players in the power sector of countries. After such a long delay, the utility has finally made a decision and increased the tariff as indicated in the tables below.
Apart from the increase of the rate, there is also a clear distinction between the old and the new tariff calculations in the residential category. Historically, the tariff used to be non-flat or an increasing rate. The new tariff is set in a block or flat range and will have major cost implication for the consumers. In the new tariff of the residential category, the energy in KWH is multiplied with the tariff block where the monthly energy figure rests.
The following table provides the basic information for self reference. If you are interested for further analysis, you may follow this website or contact us . Further analysis will be provided in due course.
1. The tariff rate is set in the local currency(ETB)
2. The tariff rate is already set to evolve every year until Dec 2021
Table A: Energy Tariff for Residential Consumer Category
|S/N||Block Range||Base Tariff (Birr/kWh)||
Energy Tariff (Birr/kWh)
|1||1st Block Up to 50 kWh||0.2730||0.2730||0.2730||0.2730||0.2730|
|2||2nd Block Up to 100 kWh||0.3564||0.4591||0.5617||0.6644||0.7670|
|3||3rd Bloc kUp to 200 Kwh||0.4993||0.7807||1.0622||1.3436||1.6250|
|4||4th Block Up to 300 Kwh||0.5500||0.9125||1.2750||1.6375||2.0000|
|5||5th Block Up to 400 kWh||0.5666||0.9750||1.3833||1.7917||2.2000|
|6||6th Block Up to 500 kWh||0.5880||1.0423||1 .4965||1.9508||2.4050|
|7||7th Block kWh> 500||0.6943||1.1410||1.5877||2.0343||2.4810|
Service charge post paid: 0-50 KWH ETB 10.00 ; Beyond 50 KWH ETB 42 .00
Prepaid 0-50 KWH ETB 3.50; Beyond 50 KWH ETB14.70
Table B: Energy Tariff Category for General, Industrial and Bulk Supply Consumers
|S/N||Category||Base Tariff (Birr/kWh)||
Energy Tariff (Birr/kWh)
Service charge post paid General all kwh ETB 54.00
Prepaid 0 -50 KWH ETB 18.90;(to be confirmed)
Street light charge is taken as as similar as general(commercial). Authenticity of the Demand Charge will be confirmed soon.
Source: EEU and EEA
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