Fig. 7. Installed system capacity and the growing demand.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide
Fig. 8. Electrification level.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide
Electricity tariffs in Lesotho are broken down into two main categories, energy charges and maximum demand charges. Energy charges apply to all consumer HKI272 (industrial/commercial at high voltage (HV), industrial/commercial at low voltage (LV), general purpose (small businesses, schools churches, domestic/residential use, and street lighting), while maximum demand charges are applicable to industrial and commercial customers only. The trend of electricity tariffs for all consumer categories from 2006 to 2014 is depicted in Fig. 9. Taking approved tariffs for the 2014/15 financial year for example, the domestic energy charge is set at M1.095/kWh while the industrial/commercial-HV energy charge is at M0.1514/kWh together with the maximum demand charge at M189.7/kVA. These tariff values exclude the customer levy, the rural electrification levy, and the 5% value added tax (VAT).