Keep Energy Conservation in Mind as Summer Electricity Price Commences in June
Organization: Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs Publish Date: 2016-06-24 14:38
The summer electricity pricing plan has been implemented since June 1, 2016. The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) mentioned that this year's summer rate would be lower than the rate in previous year given that the price has been reduced by 9.56% on April 1, 2016. However, energy conservation is still necessary during the peak season.
The MOEA emphasized that the adjustment of the electricity rate between the summer and non-summer months is to reflect the different electricity generation costs. The seasonal rate plan means that the rate will vary by seasons, and by now the main countries, such as Japan, Korea, France, South Africa and the United States, have adopted the seasonal rate plan. The implementation of the plan would not only reflect the generation costs reasonably, but also encourage the behaviors of energy conservation.
Due to the scorching summer in Taiwan, the increasing use of air conditionings would require electrical power generation which incurs higher costs. Meanwhile, as an energy importer, all the feasible measures should be taken to mitigate the peak demand.
The seasonal rate plan had been implemented since February 1989 in Taiwan, and by adhering to the principle of maintaining the average annual rate, the rate is set to be higher during the summer months (from June to September) and lower during non-summer months (the other 8 months). Everyone is encouraged to support the energy-saving and carbon reduction policies, and protect our beloved Mother Earth from harm.
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