Electricity and water rates to go up from Jan

Consumption charges being moved up to reflect rising fuel prices

Electricity and water consumption tariff in Dubai has been revised considering the increasing fuel prices, especially of gas, in world markets.

The new tariff and fuel surcharge will take effect from January 1, 2011, reported 'Gulf News'.

The current slab tariff of water consumption for residential sector for non-national will be moved from 3 fils to 3.5 fils per gallon up to the consumption of 6,000 gallon, and from 3.5 fils to 4 fils per gallon for above 6,000 gallon and up to 12,000 gallon, and from 4 fils to 4.6 fils per gallon for usage above this level every month.

As for the commercial, industrial and governmental consumption and the like, the tariff per gallon has been moved from 3 fils/gallon to 3.5 fils per gallon up to the consumption of 10,000 gallon, and from 3.5 fils per gallon to 4 fils per gallon for the consumption between 10,000 gallon and up to 20,000 gallon, and from 4 fils per gallon to 4.6 fils per gallon for more than 20,000 gallon per month.

Regarding the residential and commercial use of electricity, the tariff has been moved from 20 fils per KWh to 23 fils per KWh for the consumption up to 2,000 KWh, and from 24 fils per KWh to 28 fils per KWh for above 2000 KWh and up to 4000 KWh, and from 28 fils per KWh to 32 fils per KWh for above 4,000 KWh and up to 6000 KWh, and from 33 fils per KWh to 38 fils per KWh for above 6000 KWh per month, whereas the tariff of the industrial and governmental consumption and their like is from 20 fils per KWh to 23 fils per KWh up to 10,000 KWh and from 33 fils per KWh to 38 fils per KWh for above 10,000 KWh per month.

Nejib Zaafrani, Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, said there will be additional fuel surcharge or a reduction in the value of monthly consumption bills to correspond with future increase or decrease in the cost of imported fuel. Additional fuel surcharge will be shown separately in electricity and water consumption bills.

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