• The rate is higher than the 5.39 sen per kWh surcharge imposed on commercial and industrial (C&I) users in KHTP in 2H2023.

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 26): High electricity consumption households, alongside commercial and industrial (C&I) users in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP) in Kedah will be charged 6.5 sen per kilowatt-hour (kWh)surcharge on their electricity tariffs for the first six months of 2024.

The rate is higher than the 5.39 sen per kWh surcharge imposed on commercial and industrial (C&I) users in KHTP in 2H2023.

The affected households will be imposed the surcharge for the months when monthly electricity usage exceeds 1,500kWh, according to a statement by the Energy Commission.

Meanwhile, households with consumption below the threshold will see no change in their tariffs, as they will remain without any surcharge imposed.

In Labuan, a surcharge of 7.21 sen per kWh is imposed on high-consumption households, as well as high-consumption C&I electricity users — up from 2.11 sen per kWh in 2H2023.

Meanwhile, the other categories are excluded from the surcharge, including low-consumption households; low-voltage C&I users comprising micro, small and medium enterprises (categories CM1 and ID1); as well as water and sewerage service providers. 

The adjustment follows last Friday’s announcement by the EC on the introduction of surcharge for high-consumption households under the latest imbalance cost pass-through (ICPT) adjustment, in line with government’s ongoing efforts to ensure subsidies are more targeted.

Around 99% of users in Sabah, Labuan and KHTP are not affected by the latest adjustments, the EC said.

Around RM161.7 million is earmarked to fund the electricity subsidies for users in Sabah and Labuan for 1H2024, on top of another RM730,000 for KHTP consumers, it added.

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