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Electric water heaters, one of reasons behind rise in electricity bills – JEPCO

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The Energy & Minerals Regulatory Commission revealed the reason for the recent spike in electricity bills for several subscribers in Jordan was due to an increase in electricity consumption during the winter season. (Photo: Envato Elements)
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AMMAN — The Jordan Electric Power Company (JEPCO) said that the use of electric water heaters is one of the reasons behind the rise in electricity bills received by some citizens during the past few months, according to a local media outlet. اضافة اعلان

In a post on its official Facebook page, JEPCO stated that the water temperature in the summer is already close to 20 degrees Celsius, therefore it takes less time for the water temperature to reach 60 degrees Celsius, but in the wintertime the water temperature is about 0 degrees Celsius.

On Monday, the Energy & Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) revealed the reason for the high electricity bills for several subscribers in Jordan was due to an increase in electricity consumption during the winter season, according to a press statement.
This winter recorded the highest electrical load in the history of the country, reaching 4,010 megawatts.

Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission, Hussein Laboun, denied there has been a recent increase in electricity tariff, stressing that the electricity tariff of 2015 was still in place for the domestic sector.

Laboun added that complaints regarding the high electricity bills in the months when temperatures increase or decrease significantly during the summer and winter seasons had become a frequent occurrence every year due to the shift in the amount of consumption to the higher tariff bracket.

He explained that many consumers consumed a big load of electricity during in the past days due to low temperatures.  

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