Balancing energy cost and sustainability

Dateline 2019-04-03, The Star:

There has been some discussion in the media recently on electricity tariff and how the downward movement of international coal and gas prices in recent months should be reflected in lower tariffs. This has been suggested by various bodies representing both domestic and non-domestic consumers.

Taking a step back, it is perhaps a good time to review the entire tariff setting process and how fuel prices affect this.

This brings us to imbalance cost pass through (ICPT) that has been adopted by many other countries to maintain stability in domestic markets and protect them from international volatility. Usually the adoption of an ICPT mechanism is the first step towards liberalisation of the utility market, as mentioned by industry observers.





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