Electricity bills of May and June will be recalculated: APSR

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Muscat: The press conference on the electricity sector in the Sultanate, organized by the Ministry of Information and the Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR).

The Public Services Regulatory Authority is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the program to redirect support to the electricity sector, and this evaluation concluded that some amendments should be made to the current tariff structure.

Highlights from the conference :

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : There are no cuts to the electricity service during the summer and the number of complaints received due to high electricity bills was between 5,000 and 7,000

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : The reason for the delay in using alternative energy is that we are looking for various mechanisms to reduce production costs.

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : The Sultanate has a surplus in electricity and through the common GCC grid, it has been selling the power to neighboring countries because they have a deficit.

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : The losses in the main connected network were up to 24%, and with the efforts of companies and those in charge of the sector, it was reduced to 9.8%

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : The tariff for the months of May and June will be recalculated in line with the newly approved structure.

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : The tariff will be fixed at 12 baisas for the first tranche during the summer months, which are from March to September, provided that the tariff will be reviewed during the month of October

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : The agricultural tariff and the tariff of the two accounts are subject to review and a recommendation will be submitted to the government. There will be a report on the impact of its application on some sectors

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : The authority is planning to use smart meters, which are more accurate and will solve the problem of estimated readings.

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) :Companies that violate the authority’s decisions will be fined, and this will reduce electricity costs, and there are companies that have been fined RO10 million.

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : The bills for the months of May and June will be recalculated, and in case there is an increase in the bill, the excess amount will be deducted from the bill of the following month.

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : People with low incomes will benefit from the new “1,000 units” segments, in addition to the estimated 33% reduction.

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : Citizens will not be required to pay the bills in full and can pay in installments.

Mansour bin Talib Al Hinai, Chairman of (APSR) : The Authority for Public Services Regulation was created Authority to protect the interests of subscribers

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