Government keeps electricity rates at current level

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/18
By: Liao Yu-yang and Elizabeth Hsu

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Taipei, March 18 (CNA) The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) decided Monday to keep Taiwan’s basic electricity rate unchanged at NT$2.6253 (US$0.085) per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

The decision was made during a meeting convened by the Electricity Tariff Review Committee under the MOEA.

The committee reviews and proposes possible adjustments to electricity rates twice a year, and the ministry generally follows its recommendations.

In March 2018, the committee decided on a 3 percent hike to take effect beginning April 1, representing the first adjustment of power rates since April 2016.    [FULL  STORY]

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