New water and electricity tariffs for Abu Dhabi residents announced
ABU DHABI // Residents in the emirate are to face much steeper electricity and water bills in the new year.
In an announcement by the Regulation and Supervision Bureau in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) and Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC), from January 1 customers will be charged different tariffs for “green” and “red” consumption bands.
For water users, tariffs for expatriates living in flats will increase from Dh2.2 per 1,000 litres to Dh5.95 for those using up to 700 litres per day. There will be a cost reflective tariff for those using more than 700 litres a day.
Expatriates living in a villa will face the same rise from Dh2.2 to Dh5.95 per 1,000 litres but up to 5,000 litres per day. There will be a cost reflective tariff for those using more than 5,000 litres a day.
UAE nationals living in a flat or villa currently do not pay water charges. However, from January 1, those living in a flat will have to pay Dh1.7 per 1,000 litres up to 700 litres a day. For more than 700 litres of daily consumption, they will have to pay Dh1.89 per 1,000 litres.
Emiratis in villas will now pay Dh1.7 per 1,000 litres up to 7,000 litres a day. For more than 7,000 litres of daily consumption, they will have to pay Dh1.89 per 1,000 litres.
Under the new tariffs for electricity, expatriates living in a flat or a villa currently pay 15 fils for each kilowatt-hour (kWh). This will rise to 21 fils for those with a daily consumption of up to 20kWh. There will be a cost reflective tariff for those using more.
UAE nationals currently pay 5 fils for each kWh in a flat or villa. This will stay the same for residents in a flat using up to 30kWh but will marginally increase to 5.5 fils for those using more. Bills will also stay the same for those in a villa providing they use no more than 400 kWh a day. Those using more will have to pay 5.5 fils per kWh.
Published: November 12, 2014 04:00 AM