Today we would like to talk about the Electricity Tarrif with you.
How many kWh does your house consumed monthly? And how much the bill you paid for every month?
You probably don’t know how the electricity tarif is being calculated. And of course, you might not even know 1 kWh different can cost you as high as RM4.30.
You must think that how possible is it, but actually it’s truth. But before this, you should refer the table below:
|Domestic tariff applies to consumers occupying private dwellings, which are not used to carry out any business.|
|For Monthly Consumption Between 0-400 kWh/month|
|For the first 200 kWh (1 – 200 kWh) per month||21.8 cent/kWh|
|For the next 200 kWh (201 -400 kWh) per month||33.4 cent/kWh|
|For Monthly Consumption More Than 400 kWh/month|
|For the first 500kWh (1-500kWh) per month||28.6 cent/kWh|
|For the next 100 kWh (501-600kWh) per month||37.8 cent/kWh|
|For the next 100 kWh (601-700kWh) per month||38.7 cent/kWh|
|For the next 100 kWh (701-800kWh) per month||39.7 cent/kWh|
|For the next 100 kWh (801-900kWh) per month||41.7 cent/kWh|
|For the next kWh (901 kWh onwards) per month||44.6 cent/kWh|
|*The minimum monthly charge is RM3.00
That’s mean :-
+ If you don’t use any, you still have to pay RM3.00
++ If your usage is less than RM3.00, you still have to pay RM3.00
|“Domestic Consumer” means a consumer occupying a private dwelling, which is not used as a hotel, boarding house or used for the purpose of carrying out any form of business, trade, professional activities or services.|
Let’s us show you some calculation data:
For example, A consume 400kWh at June, so he will be billed under (For Monthly Consumption Between 0-400 kWh/month) and his bill will be:
First 200kWh x RM0.218 = RM43.60
The next 200kWh x RM0.334 = RM66.80
RM43.60 + RM66.80 = RM110.40
And at July, A consume 401kWh, and now he will be billed under (For Monthly Consumption More Than 400 kWh/month) and his bill will be:
401kWh x RM0.286 = RM114.686
Do you see the difference? Only 1 kWh different between June and July, he has to pay RM4.286 extra.
Wait! Wait! Wait! What he pays is more than that. Please don’t forget now Malaysia is implementing rounding system, which mean bill end with RM0.08 will be up to RM0.10. So what actually A should pay is RM4.30.
Beside that, please keep on mind that the minimum charges is RM3.00 monthly. If you have empty house available for rent and did not consume any electric, you still have to pay the minimum RM3.00. As long as you have the service of TNB, then monthly you have to pay a minimum charges RM3.00. So don’t think that if you don’t use it, you don’t have to pay.
In our next post, we will talk about how to save energy and reduce your electricity bill. 😉