According to REG, the move is to ensure that vulnerable or poor households, who consume less electricity and have little money to buy it, may afford electricity tariffs.
However, REG said all residential customers of electricity benefit from this reduction (lowest tariffs) on the first 15 units they buy but when they exceed buying over 15 units, the tariffs increase as they are considered as financially capable to pay.
The subsidy is divided into three stages meaning 15 units and below, from over 15 units to 50 units and from 50 units to above and each stage has its own tariffs.
Subsidy on the first 15 units and below means a residential customer pays only Rwf89 per unit and when they buy over 15 units, the subsidy decreases (tariffs increase).
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