Beginning of March 1, electricity tariff will be reduced, said Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, the Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister.
The new tariffs, which are valid until June 30, will allow consumers to see a reduction of between RM13.50 and RM45 on their monthly electricity bills.
The new tariff for the peninsula will see a reduction of 2.25 sen per kWh, but would only affect those who consumed more than 300kWh a month, said Ongkili.
The reduction was made after the government reviewed the Imbalance Cost Pass Through system, he added.
The last power tariff review was January 14, at the following rates:
The new tariff now charges 57.10 sen per kWh for any electricity consumption that exceeded 900 kWh a month.
This review was done after Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) was urged by Lim Guan Eng, DAP secretary-general and Khairy Jamaluddin, Umno Youth chief, respectively.
[The Malaysian Insider]