Various assistance schemes have been set up to facilitate access to electricity for different customer categories, with special emphasis on vulnerable customers.
The CEB has in place a Social Tariff (Tariff 110A) for vulnerable customers. Under this scheme, some 70,000 customers, whose monthly consumption does not exceed 85 kWh, benefit from concessionary electricity rates.
Under this scheme, a total of 10,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) kits of 1 kWp each will be distributed, over a period of five years, to potential beneficiaries in the Social Tariff 110A category. The selected customers will get 50 kWh of electricity, produced from the solar PV kit, for free each month over a period of 20 years.
Several Financial Assistance Schemes have been set up by the CEB to assist applicants from different customer categories to have their electricity supply.
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Every year, innocent lives are lost and people are seriously injured as a consequence of the unsafe use of electricity. One of CEB’s biggest priorities is to educate the public about the dangers associated with the unsafe use of electricity. A national awareness campaign on Electrical Safety at Home was launched in November 2018 to that effect.
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As part of Demand Side Management (DSM) initiatives, a National Energy Saving Campaign has been launched, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities. The campaign is geared towards the residential customers, and both primary and secondary school students have been used as vehicles for the wide distribution of an Energy Saving Guide.
The Energy Saving Guide provides useful and simple tips that can be easily adopted by households to reduce their energy consumption and lower their monthly electricity bills, while also contributing to the mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions.
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