Tag Archives: Utilities

S’PORE POWER: ELECTRICITY TARIFFS UP BY 9.2%, UTILITY BILLS TO RISE

Singapore Power Services announced on Thursday (30 June 2016) that electricity tariffs for 2016 3rd quarter will increase by 9.2% or 1.59cents per kilowatt hour. SP Services claimed that this was due to a 26% increase in cost of natural gas used for electricity generation. This would translate into an average monthly bill increase of $6.79.

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DON’T BE FOOLED INTO THINKING S’PORE HAS LOW TAXES!

Do you realise that the tax imposed on water and electricity consumption in Singapore is very high? Just examine this bill of a very careful consumer. Waterborne fee $4.45 Sanitary Appliance Fee $6.61 Water Conservation Tax $1.34… On top of these taxes, water and electricity consumption is added GST of $3.11 thus making a total tax of $11.12 or 23.24% of the bill of $47.73.

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S’PORE PUB TO WORK WITH SCANDAL-HIT FRENCH UTILITIES COMPANY

The Singapore Government Public Utility Board (PUB) has just signed an agreement with French-based utility company Suez Environnement for three research projects in waste water treatment, storm water management and automated meter reading. However, the Paris-based conglomerate has been hit by a slew of scandals in recent years, especially over profiting from water supply.

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