Utility bills in Dubai to go up


Utility bills in Dubai will see a rise from January as the emirate’s Supreme Council of Energy has approved a limited revision of electricity and water consumption tariff.

The Council has also approved 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.

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

The current slab tariff of water consumption for residential sector for non-nationals will be moved from 3 fils to 3.5 fils/Gallon up to the consumption of 6000 Gallon, and from 3.5 fils to 4 fils/Gallon for above 6000 Gallon and up to 12000 Gallon, and from 4 fils to 4.6 fils/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/Gallon up to the consumption of 10,000 Gallon, and from 3.5 fils/Gallon to 4 fils/Gallon for the consumption between 10,000 Gallon and up to 20,000 Gallon, and from 4 fils/Gallon to 4.6 fils/Gallon for more than 20,000 Gallon per month.

Nejib Zaafrani , the Secretary-General and the Chief Executive Officer of the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, in a media release, stated that consumption tariff has not been reviewed since the approval of slab system for consumption in March 2008.

He said the Council has now approved a limited revision of electricity and water consumption tariff to recognize the ongoing increase in fuel prices in world markets during the past few years, especially the price of gas, which is regarded as the main fuel source for power generation and water desalination units.

The revision of electricity and water tariffs and the fuel surcharge is limited, he said, citing that existing tariff rate in the Emirate of Dubai is one of the most competitive when compared with international tariffs. He said that this new tariff and Fuel Surcharge will take effect from 1st January 2011.

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