Due to the increased use of fans and air conditioners as a result of the high temperatures, Egyptian electricity consumers this year paid the highest power bills.
According to reliable sources, consumption bills for July rose between 17 and 30 percent as a result of a rise in consumer spending. The greatest rates in the household sector were seen in the governorates of Giza, Cairo, and Alexandria.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi had instructed that electricity prices should not increase during the current fiscal year. However, Khaled El-Dastawy from the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company says that as temperatures rise, people are more likely to use multiple fans or air conditioners for longer periods of time each day, which leads to higher consumption and higher electricity bills (EEHC).
A commercial company reads electricity usage metres in accordance with a contract reached with the EEHC. To report metre readings and determine monthly use, there is also a mobile application and website.
Due to many people taking summer vacations, it is more difficult for electricity distribution firms to collect consumption bills in July, which negatively affects their business.
According to Shawky, the process of calculating and issuing the power bill takes place entirely online. The amount of past and present usage, cleaning fees, and stamps are all supplied, and the bill is then calculated, reviewed electronically, and printed.
The tariffs approved in the state’s official newspaper are binding on electricity distribution firms, and they are not permitted to modify or change them absent a government decision.
According to the official, cleaning fees, which are also included in the electricity bill, are calculated in accordance with the list that the governorate sends each year. This list refers to fixed fees for domestic consumers and is not based on consumption but rather is distributed according to the regions.
According to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s announcement, the government agreed to delay any increases in electricity costs until the end of this year to reduce the burden on consumers.