Latest Escom Malawi Tariffs

Escom Malawi Tariffs

Post was last updated: July 27, 2020
Latest Escom Malawi Tariffs
Current Escom Tariffs

Hello everyone, on this page you will find the latest and most current Escom electricity charges which are official approved by the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority(MERA).

What are Tariffs?

An Electricity tariff is how an energy provider like Escom Malawi charges a customer for the use of electricity.

The current cost of Electricity in Malawi

Tariff Code  Description Type of Charge per month Existing  Rate (Mk) New Rate (Mk)
ET1 Domestic , Prepaid , Single Phase Supply Fist 50 KWh Unit Charge         48.80               47.50
Above  50 KWh Unit Charge         48.80               67.25
ET2 Domestic , Postpaid ,  Single Phase  supply  Fist 50 KWh Unit Charge         42.30               41.80
Above  50 KWh Unit Charge         42.30               63.89
Fixed Charge     3 300.35          5 000.00
ET3 Domestic , Prepaid , Three Phase Supply Unit charge per KWh          80.20               96.00
ET4 Domestic  ,  Postpaid , Three Phase Supply  Fixed Charge   10 001.80        12 000.00
Unit charge per KWh          71.80               93.00
ET5 General , Prepaid , Single Phase Supply Unit charge per KWh          84.40               99.50
ET6 General  , Postpaid ,  Single Phase  Supply  Fixed Charge     6 630.10          8 000.00
Unit charge per KWh          78.05               95.00
ET7 General , Prepaid ,Three  Phase Supply Unit charge per KWh          93.55             110.00
ET8 General  ,  Postpaid , Three Phase  Supply  Fixed Charge   10 001.80        12 000.00
Unit charge per KWh          89.15             101.00
ET9 Maximum Demand  – Low Voltage Supply                                   ( Large power for industrial users , supplied at three phase supply and  metered at 400 Volts) Fixed Charge per Month  36 694.15 Nil
On peak unit charge per KWh        103.00             124.00
Off peak unit Charge per KWh          28.20               42.00
Capacity Charge  per kVA based on  the customer’s annual declared demand     4 341.60          5 200.00
Demand Charge  per kVA based on actual  monthly demand  reading     7 025.60          9 000.00
ET10 Maximum Demand  – Medium Voltage Supply                                   ( Large power for industrial users , supplied at three phase supply and  metered at  11  kV or 33 kV)  Fixed Charge per Month  36 694.15 Nil
On peak unit charge per KWh          91.75             121.00
Off peak unit Charge per KWh          25.40               40.00
Capacity Charge  per kVA based on  the customer’s annual declared demand     3 934.25          4 700.00
Demand Charge  per kVA based on actual  monthly demand  reading     6 662.40          8 700.00
ET11 Essential Service, Prepaid, Three Phase Supply, High Current Metering Unit charge per KWh        112.50             115.00
ON peak and OFF Peak Hrs for MD  customers 
According to ESCOM: Off peak hrs are from Monday to Friday from 00:00 hrs to 7:00 hrs, from 12:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs and from 20:00 hrs to 24:00hrs: On peak Hrs are from Monday to Friday from 7:00 hrs to 12:00hrs and from 17:00 hrs to 20:hrs, All Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays are Off peak hours.