Electricity tariffs to increase by 6.3% for next three months

Electricity tariffs to increase by 6.3% for next three months

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A view of HDB flats at night. (File photo: Xabryna Kek)

SINGAPORE: Electricity tariffs will increase by an average of 6.3 per cent or 1.26 cents per kWh from Jan 1 to Mar 31, 2018 compared with the previous quarter, SP Group announced on Friday (Dec 29) n a media release. 

SP Group attributed the increase to "the higher cost of natural gas for electricity generation, which increased by 14 per cent compared to the previous quarter". 

quarterly household tariff
(Table: SP Group) 

It added that for households, the electricity tariff will increase from 20.30 to 21.56 cents per kWh for the first quarter of next year - the highest since the fourth quarter of 2015. 

The average monthly electricity bill for families living in four-room HDB flats will increase by S$4.78, it said. 

"SP Group reviews the electricity tariffs quarterly based on guidelines set by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), the electricity industry regulator," it said. 

Source: CNA/dl

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