GCC Residential Sector Electricity Tariffs (January 2018)

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GCC Residential Sector Electricity Tariffs Data Notes and Sources:

Bahrain (MEW): Residential tariff rates based on monthly electricity consumption for the primary home of Bahraini citizens are $0.008/kWh (0 – 3,000 kWh), $0.024/kWh (3,001 – 5,000 kWh), $0.042 (> 5,000 kWh). Source: http://www.mew.gov.bh/media/pdf/tariff_a4_brochore_eng.pdf. Currency conversion: 1 Bahraini Dinar = USD $2.64901.

Kuwait (MEW): Residential tariff slab rates are $0.017/kWh (1 – 3,000 kWh), $0.027 (3,001 – 6,000 kWh), $0.033/kWh (6,001 – 9,000 kWh), $0.05/kWh (>9,000 kWh). Source: http://www.mew.gov.kw/. Currency conversion: 1 Kuwaiti Dinar = USD $3.3333.

Oman (AER): $0.026/kWh (1 – 3,000 kWh), $0.039/kWh (3,001 – 5,000 kWh), $0.052/kWh (5,001 – 7,000 kWh), $0.065/kWh (7,001 – 10,000 kWh), $0.078/kWh (> 10,001 kWh). Source: http://aer-oman.org/aer/ConsumerTariffs.jsp. Currency conversion: 1 Omani Riyal = USD $2.60417.

Qatar: Residential tariff slab rates are $0.021/kWh (1 – 2,000 kWh), $0.024/kWh (2,001 – 4,000 kWh), $0.026/kWh (4,001 – 6,000 kWh), $0.032/kWh (6,001 – 8,000 kWh), $0.048/kWh (8,001 – 15,000 kWh), $0.058/kWh (> 15,000 kWh). Source: https://www.km.com.qa/CustomerService/Pages/Tariff.aspx. Currency conversion: 3.78 Qatari Riyals = USD $1.

Saudi Arabia: Residential tariff slab rates are $0.048/kWh (1 – 6,000 kWh), $0.08/kWh (>6,000 kWh). An additional 5% VAT is not included here. Source: https://www.se.com.sa/en-us/customers/Pages/TariffRates.aspx. Currency conversion: 3.75 Saudi Riyal = USD $1.

UAE (Abu Dhabi, ADDC): Residential tariff slab rates for UAE national villas are $0.018/kWh (0 – 12,000 kWh) and $0.02/kWh (>12,000 kWhr). Residential tariff slab rates for UAE national apartments are $0.018/kWh (0 – 900 kWh) and $0.02/kWh (>900 kWhr). Residential tariff slab rates for expat villas are $0.073/kWh (0 – 6,000 kWh) and $0.083/kWh (>6,000 kWhr). Residential tariff slab rates for expat apartments are $0.073/kWh (0 – 600 kWh) and $0.083/kWh (>600 kWhr). An additional 5% VAT is not included here. Source: https://www.addc.ae/en-US/residential/Documents/02-English.pdf. Currency conversion: 3.67 UAE Dirhams = USD $1.

UAE (Dubai, DEWA): Residential tariff slab rates for UAE nationals are $0.02/kWh (0 – 2,000 kWh), $0.025/kWh (2,001 – 4,000 kWhr), $0.029/kWh (4,001 – 6,000 kWh), and $0.034/kWh (> 6,000 kWh). Residential tariff slab rates for expats are $0.08/kWh (0 – 2,000 kWh), $0.094/kWh (2,001 – 4,000 kWhr), $0.105/kWh (4,001 – 6,000 kWh), and $0.121/kWh (> 6,000 kWh). Expat rates include a $0.018/kWhr fuel surcharge. An additional 5% VAT is not included here. Source: https://www.dewa.gov.ae/en/customer/services/consumption-services/tariff and http://fcsa.gov.ae/en-us/Pages/Statistics/Statistics-by-Subject.aspx#report-tvDetails. Currency conversion: 3.67 UAE Dirhams = USD $1.

UAE (Sharjah, SEWA): Residential tariff slab rates for UAE nationals is $0.02/kWh. Residential tariff slab rates for freehold expats is $0.123/kWh. Residential tariff slab rates for expats living in UAE national owned homes are $0.082/kWh (0 – 2,000 kWh), $0.09/kWh (2,001 – 4,000 kWh), $0.101/kWh (4,001 – 6,000 kWh), and $0.117/kWh (>6,000 kWhr). An additional 5% VAT is not included here. Source: Communication with SEWA. Currency conversion: 3.67 UAE Dirhams = USD $1.

UAE (Other UAE, FEWA): Residential tariff slab rates for UAE nationals is $0.02/kWh. Residential tariff slab rates for expats are $0.076/kWh (0 – 2,000 kWh), $0.09/kWh (2,001 – 4,000 kWh), $0.101/kWh (4,001 – 6,000 kWh), and $0.117/kWh (>6,000 kWhr). An additional 5% VAT is not included here. Source: http://fcsa.gov.ae/en-us/Pages/Statistics/Statistics-by-Subject.aspx#report-tvDetails. Currency conversion: 3.67 UAE Dirhams = USD $1.

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