Customers’ electricity bills for the months of May and June will be recalculated in accordance with a new pricing system adopted by the Authority for Public Services Regulation.
The first tier of pricing under the new system applies to customers who have drawn up to 4,000 kWh, the second tier applies to customers who have drawn between 4,001 and 6,000 kWh, and the third tier applies to customers who have drawn more than 6,000 kWh.
Tariffs will also not be raised during the summer months this year. The APSR has also directed licensed power distribution firms to postpone the disconnection of electricity services for those who are unable to pay their bills this summer.
Furthermore, interested customers must be given options for rescheduling their bills for May and June.
During a press conference on Monday, the authority stated that it was also considering other tariff structures for economic and agricultural services to assist them in adapting to the current circumstances. It will also continue to regularly revise the mechanisms that govern the electricity sector.
The APSR also reiterated its intention to promote public services and all citizens’ rights. The assessment is consistent with the government’s vision and determination to ensure the success of the program of re-orienting subsidies to the electricity and water sectors for “entitled segments,” as approved in the Medium Term Fiscal Balance Plan (2020-2024), which was announced in December 2020.
Given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the assessment aims to reduce burdens on the entire society.
The foregoing decisions were made as part of a larger program aimed at reorienting power consumption subsidies in collaboration with the relevant departments.