: April 8, 2015
BAGHDAD / News Network Iraq revealed that the Ministry of Electricity, the new pricing for the wages of electric power consumption, adopted by the Council of Ministers during its meeting on Tuesday, which, under the chairmanship of President of the Council Haider al-Abadi. According to a statement of the ministry, said on Wednesday: "The adoption of the new rates, was based on the adoption of recommendation of the Committee on Energy, the Council's proposal of new rates for the consumption of electric power provided by the Ministry of Electricity, and reconsider pricing industrial sector towards reduction. " He explained that "the objective of the adoption of this pricing is urging citizens to rationalize the consumption of electric power and not extravagant," adding, "It's does not affect the poor citizens and low-income people, including the owners of high consumption and cause them to reduce consumption. " The new pricing sectors [residential, and commercial and industrial, and government, and agriculture.
Where it will be per unit price [kW / h], the residential sector as follows:
consumption from 1 to 500 units at a price of 30 dinars, per unit.
It is 501 to 1,000 units at a price of 50 dinars, per unit.
It is 1001 to 1500 units at a price of 90 dinars per unit.
It is 1501 to 2000 units at a price of 140 dinars per unit.
It is 2001 to 3000 units at a price of 170 dinars per unit.
It is 3001 to 4000 units at a price of 200 dinars per unit.
It is 4001 and above the price of 225 dinars per unit.
It will be the unit price [kW / h], the commercial sector as follows:
consumption from 1 to 1,000 units at a price of 155 dinars per unit.
It is 1001 to 2000 units at a price of 175 dinars per unit.
It is 2001 to 3000 units at a price of 200 dinars per unit.
It is 3001 to 4000 units at a price of 250 dinars, the unit one.
It is 4001 and above the price of 300 dinars per unit.
What would be the unit price [kW / h], the government sector as follows:
consumption from 1 to 5,000 units at a price of 150 dinars, per unit.
It is 5001 to 10,000 units at a price of 175 dinars per unit.
It is 10001 to 20000 units at a price of 200 dinars per unit.
It is 20001 to 40000 units at a price of 225 dinars, per unit.
It is 40001 and above the price of 250 dinars, per unit.
It will also be the unit price [kW / h], the industrial sector on the four categories of 150 dinars to 165 dinars per unit. The unit price [kW / h], the agricultural sector would be 100 dinars per unit. The statement noted that "a committee was formed centralized in the headquarters of the ministry to implement the new pricing [headed in power distribution manager, general manager of the Legal Department, and Director General of the Economic Department, as well as director of media and government liaison office, from which sub-committees working in the departments of electrical power distribution. " He noted that "pricing New cover all distribution lines including emergency lines, and gold lines ", noting that" the Minister of Electricity Qassim Fahdawi, the face of the implementation of a media campaign to educate citizens about the pricing, as well as warnings to citizens who exceed the electric power distribution networks, the fact that this thing is theft of public money, being the perpetrator legal repercussions, as well as urging citizens to report cases of abuse. " He said the "application of this pricing will be immediate and professionals starting on approval, and will increase the number of read and distribution staff, and will be the collection every month two months instead, and will alert citizen who does not reimburse wages consumption beyond will be electric power service by the cut, as the minister face the introduction of a new receipt for wages electrical energy consumption to facilitate payment by the citizens operations outlets. " The statement continued that "through this pricing will achieve rationalization of approximately 30% of the electrical energy consumed, In addition to providing the operating expenses of the ministry, in addition to the workforce in the ministry to run at full capacity, "adding that" the minister stressed on implementing the pricing committee, the need to control consumption to see the feasibility of the application of new rates. "
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