by ASILA JALIL / pic by TMR FILE
THE government had decided to maintain the electricity tariff rate at 39.45 sen/kWh for the rest of the year.
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said due to the challenges faced by the people caused by the Movement Control Order, the government agreed to finance additional rebate of 0.87 sen/kWh which involved an allocation amounting to RM493 million from the Electricity Industry Fund (KWIE) to maintain the tariff rate throughout the year.
“All Tenaga Nasional Bhd account holders, which is estimated to be around 9.44 million users, will continue to enjoy an electricity rebate of 2 sen /kWh from July 1 until December 31, 2021.
“The additional rebate enables all TNB users to get an average discount of 5% for that period,” he said during a virtual press conference today.