The Barbados Light & Power Company Limited

The General Service Tariff

 

Customers with single-phase, 2 or 3 wire services up to a maximum of 10 kVA are eligible for this tariff.

The charges associated with this tariff are as follows: 

Customer Charge 

This applies to each electricity service under this tariff for the fixed costs of providing service including the service installation, meter reading, billing and customer service costs. The monthly customer charge is determined by the customer’s 30-day average kWh consumption over the previous 12 months, or as many months during the past 12 months as are available.

i) 0 -100 kWh $ 8/month + VAT

ii) 101 - 500 kWh $ 11/month + VAT

iii) Over 500 kWh $ 14/month + VAT

Base Energy Charge 

This applies to each electricity service under this tariff for all other costs directly associated with the provision of this service, except for the cost of fuel.

i) First 100 kWh $ 0.184/kWh + VAT

ii) Next 400 kWh $ 0.217/kWh + VAT

iii) Next 1000 kWh $ 0.259/kWh + VAT

iv) Over 1500 kWh $ 0.290/kWh + VAT

Fuel Charge 

This applies to each electricity service under this tariff for the cost of fuel associated with the provision of this service.

All kWh at the Fuel Clause Adjustment (cents/kWh) + VAT

The Fuel Clause Adjustment is calculated according to the Fuel Clause approved by the Fair Trading Commission and may vary from month to month.

Minimum Bill 

The minimum bill shall be the applicable Customer Charge.

Type of Service

Under this tariff, the Company will supply single-phase alternating current electricity at 50 Hz, and one of the nominal secondary voltages specified in the latest revision of the Company’s booklet entitled “Information and Requirements Covering Installation of Electric Services and Meters”. Three-phase service may be furnished but only under special arrangements. 

General Provisions 

When two or more rates are available for certain classes of service the choice of such rates rests with the customer. The Company will at any time, upon request, advise any customer as to the rate best suited to existing or anticipated service requirements, as defined by the customer. The Company does not assume responsibility for the selection of such rate or the continuance of the lowest annual cost under the rate selected. A customer, having selected a rate, may not change to another rate within a 12-month period unless there is a substantial change in the character or conditions of the service. In the case of a new service, customers will be given a reasonable opportunity to determine their service requirements before selecting their preferred rate.

Meter Reading and Billing 

The meters of General Service customers are normally read every other month but these accounts are billed monthly. In the month when the meters are not read, the customers’ bills are estimated based on an average of their previous energy consumption.

Rules and Regulations 

Service under this schedule is subject to the orders of the Fair Trading Commission and the latest publication of the “Information and Requirements Covering Installation of Electric Services and Meters”. In case of a difference of interpretation between any provision of this schedule and the “Information and Requirements Covering Installation of Electric Services and Meters” booklet, the provision of this schedule shall apply. A bill calculated under this tariff is subject to change under the provisions of such applicable rider(s) as may be approved or amended by the Fair Trading Commission.

 

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