RGC Introduces More Electricity Fee Reduction Schemes

Royal Government of Cambodia through the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) has developed new schemes to reduce electricity fees between 2017 and 2020.

The update was shared by Chairman of EAC Dr. Ty Norin during the authority’s recent annual meeting.

From April this year onward, households outside Phnom Penh capital that consumes less than 50 kilowatt hours a month will have to pay only 610 Riel (roughly US$0.15) per kilowatt hour.

Households and government’s institutions located in provinces and paying 770 Riel (about US$0.19) per kilowatt hour for electricity will be entitled to 10 Riel (around US$0.0025) accumulative discount annually.

And fee per kilowatt hour of only 610 Riel will be charged fromany of them do not consume more than 10 kilowatt hours a month.

More interestingly, farmers who pump the water for agricultural purpose from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM will be charged just 480 Riel (approximately US$0.12) for one kilowatt hour.

Before the above listed new schemes, the Royal Government of Cambodia introduced an electricity fee reduction in 2016, wherein households that do not consume beyond 10 kilowatt hours are charged with only 480 Riel.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press