‘Ad­just­ments will al­low real costs to be passed on to con­sumers’

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This in­dus­trial tar­iff was in­tro­duced from 1995 (dur­ing the 19951997 eco­nomic down­turn). Dur­ing the re­ces­sion, the gov­ern­ment in­tro­duced the tar­iff to as­sist in­dus­tries (en­ergy-in­ten­sive in­dus­tries) us­ing elec­tric­ity, such as the ce­ment and iron in­dus­tries. Th­ese in­dus­tries ob­tained between eight and ten per cent dis­counts. How­ever, this special tar­iff is be­ing re­vised and may end in 2020.

Ac­tu­ally, they are sim­i­lar. Only the tar­iff rates are not the same. Here ( the penin­sula) it is 38.53 sen and (in Sabah and Sarawak) it is 34.52 sen.

The En­ergy Com­mis­sion’s build­ing adopts the Green Build­ing In­dex and we use more di­rect light from out­side, and the con­cept is such that (a build­ing) does not con­sume much light, ex­cept at night.

The build­ing it­self has el­e­ments that gen­er­ates less in­te­rior heat, it means less us­age of air con­di­tion­ers. In fact, many build­ings in Kuala Lumpur are al­ready adopt­ing the Green Build­ing In­dex.

The EC has star-rated en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient ap­pli­ances, such as re­frig­er­a­tors, fans and lights, which can be pur­chased from elec­tri­cal shops.

Th­ese prod­ucts, which are la­belled en­ergy-ef­fi­cient prod­ucts, are a slightly ex­pen­sive, but are cost-sav­ing in the long-run. Ber­nama


To bal­ance con­sumer de­mand and power gen­er­a­tion costs which are beyond the En­ergy Com­mis­sion’s con­trol, the gov­ern­ment has set up the power pur­chase agree­ment sav­ings fund.

The ben­e­fit of the tar­iff ad­just­ment is that con­sumers know they are pay­ing the cost of elec­tric­ity tar­iffs based on ac­tual costs for­mu­lated trans­par­ently and sys­tem­at­i­cally.

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