The Energy Regulation Board-ERB has declared as null and void the removal of subsidies on electricity connection and meter separation fees by Zesco Limited as it was illegally done.
Recently the power utility company announced an upward adjustment of connection fees from K1,700 to K6, 995 for high density undemarcated townships.
Zesco also increased the cost of meter separation from K750 to K6000.
But ERB public relations manager Namukolo Kasempa says the board is not in receipt of any application from zesco limited to vary its connection charges as legally required under the Energy Regulation Act No. 12 of 2019 and the Electricity Act No 11 of 2019.