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