CUSTOMER INFORMATION ON HOW THE MAXIMUM DEMAND TARIFF WORKS

CUSTOMER INFORMATION ON HOW THE MAXIMUM DEMAND TARIFF WORKS

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This booklet aims at providing information to assist ESCOM customers who are on Maximum Demand (MD) Tariff to understand how charges are raised and how they can save on their electricity bills

2.0 MAXIMUM DEMAND CUSTOMERS

Customers with a power requirement of more than 50 kilowatts are classified as large power users and as such, they are billed under Maximum Demand Tariff category. There were only 860 MD customer by end July 2022 as compared 559,000 non MD customers. However, MD customers account for 45% of electricity energy consumption and have huge impact on the electricity demand and capacity balance every time they switch On and Off their equipment.

3.0 APPLICABLE MD CHARGES

The following are the charges that are applicable to MD customers