BPC tariff request meets stiff resistance

Motlakase House PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Motlakase House PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Botswana Power Corporation’s (BPC) request for a tariff hike next year and in 2024 has been opposed by representatives of consumers, unions and mines, with a public hearing on Thursday uniting in outrage against the proposal.

The BPC’s has asked the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) to approve two consecutive tariff increases of five percent each for the 2022–23 and 2023–24 financial years.

The Corporation is citing below cost-reflective tariffs, pressure on its finances and the expected need for higher power imports next year.

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