Industrial electricity bill will decrease by 24m — Kharabsheh

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AMMAN — The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh said on Monday that the new electrical tariff aims to remove distortions. He added that the tariff also serves as a mitigating measure to help the industrial and commercial sectors.اضافة اعلان

Kharabsheh added that restructuring the home sector had come to ease electrical consumption categories, adding that those using less than 600 kilo-watts will not be affected.

During his meeting with industrialists in the Amman Chamber of Industry, Kharabsheh explained that the reduction from the large industrial sector was approximately JD20 million, or 14.7 percent and that the total industrial bill would decrease by about JD24 million.

With regard to the tariff on the large industrial sector and extractive industries, the tariff of the maximum load has been eliminated, and the restructuring will result in some JD50 million to be distributed to the different productive sectors.

For the small industrial sector, Kharabsheh said that consumption from 1 to 10,000 kWh would drop from 61 cents to 60 cents and for consumption over 10,000 kWh per month from 71 cents to 68 cents.

Kharabsheh added that the decision will come into effect April 1, and will reduce the cost of electricity for the industrial sector in varying proportions.

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