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Public to ponder power tariff options

Energy Regulatory Commission expected to announce its decision on new rate March 22

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is gathering public opinion on its proposal for a single power tariff rate, which would make electricity bills cheaper for businesses but slightly more expensive for households.

Three options in terms of possible power tariff rates have been put forward, depending on the amount paid to the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat), said Khomgrich Tantravanich, secretary-general of the ERC.

Egat posted an accumulated loss of 150 billion baht after subsidising the price of electricity from September 2021 until December 2022.

The three proposed rates, which would be enforced from May to August, are 4.77, 4.84 or…

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