Uganda: Electricity prices for domestic users up by over 7%

The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)has announced a new electricity tariff for the third quarter which will see domestic and commercial users pay about shs 50 more for a unit.

In the new announced tariff, domestic users will pay shs 771 for a unit of power up from 718 in the last quarter; commercial users will pay shs 687 from previous 647, medium industries will pay shs 615 from 595 while large industries will pay 382 for a unit instead of 374.5 incurred in the last quarter.

The regulator attributes the upward surge to the increase in fuel prices, the depreciation of the shilling against the dollar and the increase in inflation rates which affect the tariff by virtue of the automatic tariff adjustment mechanism.

Full article: NilePost



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