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Electrical Tariff

George Municipality has implemented various electricity tariff structure changes from 1 July 2022 – these changes can impact what you pay for electricity and how you use electricity in your home or business in future.

A Cost reflective tariff will be introduced consisting of:

  • Fixed customer costs
  • Network (capacity / demand) costs.
  • Energy costs.

The historical monthly average consumption will be used to determine the consumers Capacity charges. If you are satisfied with the recommended levels or just do not make your selection, these capacities will be applied.

The big issue with a capacity limited supply is not so much how many units (kwh) can be consumed but how many appliances can be switched on at the same time. Load management by the customer will be required to be cost effective.

Further information on understanding the potential electricity cost and management of loads, and how to make a decision about the capacity you can choose is listed below.

Do you want to discuss your energy consumption and find out what the best Capacity will be for your needs, phone 044 801 9243, have your Municipal Account Number and Prepaid Meter Number handy OR email your query to


Follow the links below for more information:

Application Form Selection of Electrical Supply Capacity 
Application Form Bulk Notify Demand

GM New Electrical Tariff Questions and Answers
GM Nuwe Elektriesetariewe Vrae en Antwoorde

Link to GM Newsletters
Link to Mayor’s Letters
Link to Tariff Document 2023/24
Link to Media Releases 
Link to Simple Electrical Tariff Calculator
Link Refusing Entry for setting of Pre-paid meters 

NERSA Guideline to Municipal Electricity Tariffs 2022-23
NERSA Guideline to Municipal Electricty Tariffs 2023/24

Link to You Tube Videos answering FAQ’s on electricity in South Africa – developed by Sustainable Energy Africa and available in all three languages.