The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announced that there will be a reduction in the fuel surcharge for water and electricity.
Fuel surcharge for electricity will be reduced from 6.5 fils to 5 fils per kilowatt hour. Fuel surcharge for water is currently at 0.6 fils but will be reduced to 0.4 fils per imperial gallon.
The change will be implemented from 1 December 2020.
This decision highlights the Supreme Council’s commitment to enhancing Dubai’s position in providing electricity and water services at globally competitive prices.
The change comes in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to increase the share of renewable and clean energy in Dubai’s energy mix.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said: “At DEWA, we work in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to increase the share of renewable and clean energy and provide 75% of Dubai’s energy capacity from clean energy sources by 2050 through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.”
“In light of the increase in the share of clean energy capacity in Dubai’s energy mix to around 9%, fuel consumption has decreased. These savings will be reflected in customers’ bills. The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy’s decision to reduce the fuel surcharge for electricity and water underlines the wise leadership’s keenness to ensure a decent life for the residents of Dubai.”