This blog studies a similar period of Electricity Tariff increases in Johannesburg as the published article on Water Tariff increases over a 10-years period of between 2012/2013 and 2021/2022. We have used the exact same principles and the graph above gives Administrators and SGB a clear visual of the trajectory electricity tariffs will follow over the next 10-years.

As can be seen, the graph details average electricity costs in COJ over 10-years 2012/2013 to 2021/2022, increasing from R1.62 to R3.43. This is an almost 212% increase over the study period. NOTE: Average kWh cost is calculated as follows: Total Invoice Rand Value (including all ancillary charges and VAT) divided by total kWh's invoiced.

Schools will therefore be faced with an average kWh cost of electricity in 2031/2032 of approximately R7.30 per kWh - which as detailed above, if the average consumption remains the same, translates to a then annual average electricity cost of R800,000 per annum.

10-years is not such a long time that we can choose to ignore these very scary numbers. Introducing efficiency measures and a renewable energy strategy is an imperative for 2022.

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