Last year in April, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) directed UMEME Uganda’s power distributors to stop what it called ‘unauthorized YAKA unit deductions’ from customers. Which came days after a series of complaints from the customers on how the company(UMEME) was unexpectedly deducting YAKA(prepaid) amounts.
This year of 2022, The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) reviewed and approved new electricity tariffs for the year in accordance with the principles of tariff calculation and the terms of supply of the licensees in the Electricity Supply Industry.
Here’s what to note on the new Umeme Yaka prices;
Firstly, a new qualification criteria for the lifeline tariff such that only domestic customers whose consumption does not exceed 100 units per month based on six months running average shall qualify to purchase the first 15 units charged at a lifeline tariff of UGX 250 per kWh. The qualification criteria for lifeline will be reviewed from time to time by the Authority.
Other charges such as fixed monthly charges, maximum demand charges, inspection fees, new connection charges, reconnection fees, and penalties for power theft remain unchanged.
|Consumer||Time of Use||Tariff for (Jan-Mar 2022) (UGX/KWh)|
|Domestic (240 v)||First 15 kWh in a month||250|
|Units between 16-80 kWh||747.5|
|Units between 81-150 kWh||412.0|
|Units above 150 kWh||747.5|
|Commercial (100 Amperes supplied at 415 volts)||Peak||784.6|
|Large Industrial (Block 1)||Peak||472.5|
|Large Industrial (Block 2)||Peak||456.4|
|Extra Large Industrial (Block 1)||Peak||395.7|
|Extra Large Industrial (Block 2)||Peak||356.2|
|Street Lighting has been maintained at|
The Block 2*(Declining Block) Tariff of Large and Extra-Large Industrial Consumers shall be applicable to the energy consumed above the threshold determined by the Electricity Regulatory Authority for the respective consumers. The thresholds shall be communicated to the respective consumers by Umeme Limited.
The Electricity end-user retail tariff applies to the estimated unbilled consumption resulting from either power theft or any instance leading to unbilled consumption from January to March 2022.
Also, read How to load Umeme token on Yaka meter