Abu Dhabi introduces new power and water tariffs

New rates aimed at encouraging sustainable use of resources from 1 January.

Saif Al Qubaisi, acting director general of RSB
Saif Al Qubaisi, acting director general of RSB

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has announced a new power and water tariff structure aimed at encouraging more efficient and sustainable use of the resources.

The Regulation and Supervision Bureau (RSB) in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) and Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) will introduce the effective 1 January 2015.

In March 2012, new water and electricity bills were introduced to allow better understanding and at-a-glance visibility of whether usage was ideal average - ‘in the green’, or above ideal average – ‘in the red’.

The new tariff structure will apply to water and electricity consumption from 1 January 2015 and will be reflected in the bills from then onwards. ADDC and AADC are ready to assist all customers by implementing new water and electricity conservation initiatives through an awareness strategy that will help instil a culture to conserve these precious resources.

The Bureau’s acting director general, Saif Al Qubaisi said: “The smart use of natural resources is one of the guiding principles for Abu Dhabi. Over the past few months, we have been actively raising awareness of the importance of conserving our precious resources for future generations.

“The restructuring of tariffs will help drive understanding of the true value of water and electricity which, in turn, supports the sustainable growth of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. We all have a part to play in reducing consumption. With small changes to our daily habits we can make a big difference, especially if we all act together.”

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