Eskom have indeed officially asked for a 25% increase in tariffs starting in April/July this year. This means that prices for a typical houseshold consuming around 1000kwh each month can expect bills over R2000 each month by 2017.
Posts Categorized: Trim the tariff
Following on from our article in March on the Eskom price increases and how you can at least delay your price rise, we thought it might make sense to give you a bit more warning about the municipality price rises in July. The headlines are – pretty much everyone is getting an 6-8% price rise.
It’s that time of year again – electricity prices are increasing. On Tuesday (1st April), Eskom buyers will see a price increase of 8% whereas Municipalities will increase their prices on 1st July. You can delay or avoid that rise by being smarter about how much you buy, right now! For a household that normally… Read more »
Going off-grid may seem exciting and for many people it’s part of a vision of being self-reliance. For many going completely off grid can be expensive — it’s actually much easier and cheaper to use the ‘grid’ as your battery. You get paid when you produce more than you can use right now, and you… Read more »
You might think it’s impossible to reduce your tariff – and in some ways you’re probably right. Whoever connects your electricity will supply it your home forever. If you’ve recently de-emigrated from the UK, you might be relieved by not having to change suppliers every year to get the best deal. If you want a… Read more »