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Electricity subsidies start next month for 270,000 customers

Households stand to get MOP 300 a month, while businesses are in line for MOP 3,000; scheme set to run for six months.

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Households stand to get MOP 300 a month, while businesses are in line for MOP 3,000; scheme set to run for six months.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:40 am

More than 270,000 customers are set to benefit from power utility CEM’s 2022 Electricity Subsidy Measure for Households and Business Establishments.

The scheme is divided into two categories, namely Households, who stand to get a MOP 300 subsidy per month, and Businesses, who will receive a monthly subsidy of MOP 3,000. The distribution period will be from the billing months of June until November, with six months in total.

Unused subsidies during the distribution period can be used within the billing months of December 2022 until May 2023 with the same monthly capped amount, while unused balances of the subsidy will be discarded automatically after its usage period. 

The accumulated unused balance of the electricity subsidy will also be discarded automatically for the cancellation or name change of power supply contracts during this period, according to the statement.

CEM pointed out that customers receiving the monthly MOP 200 Government Subsidy are the beneficiaries under the residential customer category. 

Meanwhile, the 2022 Electricity Subsidy for Businesses covers all business establishments except casino power supply contracts, hotels rated three-stars or higher and government entities. 

The subsidy period is based on the billing month, with each customer having a different subsidy starting date each month, meaning that it does not consistently start on the first day of each month.

Estimated bills should be avoided and customers should contact CEM to report self-reading or make an appointment for meter reading for the subsidy amount to be adjusted based on actual electricity consumption if estimated bills are received. The subsidy amounts will be shown on the bill as 2022 Elec. Sub. for Households and 2022 Elec. Sub. for Businesses, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:40 am

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