Muscat – The electricity distribution companies, after coordinating with the Authority for Public Services Regulation (APSR), announced that they will issue new electricity bills for the months of May, June and July as per the new tariff slabs for citizens.
Salim al Kamyani, CEO of Mazoon Electricity, said, “The electricity distribution companies will start issuing the electricity bills for the months of May, June and July from Monday (September 20) according to the new tariff. This comes in line with the government’s effort to amend tariff segments for citizens’ accounts for the residential category.”
He added that the invoice for July 2021, which contains all the details, will be sent according to the new tariff slabs, and the bill for each month will be dealt with separately, with the possibility of paying in installments for those who wish to do so.
“If there is a prepaid meter and the value of electricity consumption has been calculated according to the previous tariff, the value of consumption will be recalculated according to the new tariff. The new tariff structure will lead to a reduction in citizen’s bill,” said Kamyani.
He urged citizens to update their data and communicate with distribution companies to take advantage of the new tariffs.
Last month, APSR announced that citizens’ residential bills will be calculated based on a new three-tier tariff structure and will be re-evaluated for the months of May and June for all those who complained of inflated bills. In case of an error, the excess amount will be adjusted in the bills in the following month.
Following APSR’s intervention last week, electricity supply was restored to users whose connections were cut due to late payment of bill. “High electricity bills are due to the subsidy redirection programme launched earlier this year. A decision has been taken not to disconnect power supply during the summer months,” Dr Mansoor al Hinai, chairman of APSR, said on Monday.
“Citizens will not be required to pay bills in full and can pay in installments. The tariff for the months of March to September will be recalculated in line with the newly approved structure.”