Dubai Electricity and Water Authority said in a statement on Sunday that the additional fuel cost for water would be 0.4 fils per imperial gallon instead of the current 0.6 fils.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced the reduction of surcharges on fuel for electricity and water, effective December 1 of this year.
The additional fuel cost for electricity will be 5 fils per kilowatt-hour instead of the current 6.5 fils.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority said in a statement on Sunday that the additional fuel cost for water would be 0.4 fils per imperial gallon instead of the current 0.6 fils.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, issued a decision to reduce additional fuel surcharges for electricity and water. The authority said that the price reduction was made possible thanks to the decision of the Emirati leadership to move actively towards the use of clean and renewable energy sources. The decision was based on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The decision reflects the Supreme Council’s commitment to strengthening Dubai’s prominent position in providing electricity and water services at global competitive prices.
The fuel savings achieved as a result of increased solar energy production will be passed on to the customers. The fuel surcharge reduction will be applied to your electricity and water bills starting December 1.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said: “We are working in DEWA in line with the vision and directives of the wise leadership to increase the share of renewable and clean energy and provide 75 percent of Dubai's energy capacity from energy sources. Clean energy by 2050 through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.
He added, "In light of the increase in the share of clean energy in the energy mix in Dubai to about 9 percent, fuel consumption has decreased. These savings will be reflected in customer bills. The decision of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to reduce the additional fuel fees for electricity and water confirms the wise leadership's keenness to ensure life." Kind to Dubai residents. "
Slide tariffs and fuel surcharges are applied to the monthly electricity and water consumption of Dubai residents. In the slab tariff, the price increases gradually with the increase in electricity and water consumption and the additional cost of fuel is calculated based on electricity consumption (fils / kilowatt hour) and water consumption (fils / gallon) and is included in the monthly bill.
The fuel surcharge varies based on the increase or decrease in the fuel prices supplied to Dewa power plants, and the tariff varies for residential, commercial and industrial units. The panels tariff for water and electricity consumption is set at 3.5 fils per gallon and 23 fils per kilowatt hour.
Dubai residents gave a big thumbs up to the Supreme Council of Energy's announcement to cut surcharges on fuel for electricity and water.
This means that people who have backyards or gardens will see a big change in their horticulture costs, as this will naturally decrease. We will especially feel the difference in it, ”said Arijit Nandi, an Indian expat living in The Springs neighborhood. The summer months are when electricity bills usually go up. I pay roughly 2,000 dirhams a month during the height of summer, so I'm looking for some relief. Apart from that, I hope the housing and sanitation fees, which are also part of Dewa's bill, should be reduced as well, if possible. That. "
Shilpa Akula, another resident of the Green Party, noted: “Since the lockdown, with work from home and online education, utility bills have risen dramatically. While we have made some changes - such as switching to energy efficient LED lights, this step through will help us. "It would be great if Dubai Municipality were able to re-deduct housing fees - which in some cases constitute close to 50 percent of Dewa's monthly bill."
"This is really beneficial to the residents," Mohamed Haris wrote on Facebook. "It will be very much appreciated during the summer months."