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Dubai’s DEWA slashes water and electricity surcharges

Dubai’s DEWA slashes water and electricity surcharges

The reductions will be applied on electricity and water bills from December 1, 2020

Dubai Electricity

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has issued a directive on Sunday, November 29, to reduce the fuel surcharge for electricity and water.

The reductions will be applied on electricity and water bills from December 1, 2020.

Fuel surcharge for electricity will be 5 fils for kilowatt hour instead of 6.5 fils currently, thereby representing a 23 per cent reduction.

Meanwhile, fuel surcharge for water will be 0.4 fils for Imperial Gallon instead of 0.6 fils currently, accounting for around a 33 per cent decrease.

A statement by Dubai Media Office said that the decision to reduce the prices stemmed from the emirate’s desire to provide electricity and water services at globally-competitive prices.

It added that the savings achieved in fuel consumption as a result of the increase in solar energy production will be passed to customers.

“At DEWA, we work in line with the vision and directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to increase the share of renewable and clean energy and provide 75 per cent of Dubai’s energy capacity from clean energy sources by 2050 through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050,” HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

“In light of the increase in the share of clean energy capacity in Dubai’s energy mix to around 9 per cent, fuel consumption has decreased. These savings will be reflected in customers’ bills.”

The Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 aimed for 7 per cent of Dubai’s total power output to stem from clean energy sources by 2020 and 75 per cent by 2050.

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