To curb air pollution, nighttime electricity in Ger areas zeroed

2017-01-03 11:52:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Energy Regulatory Committee has estimated that the households in Ger district areas in Ulaanbaatar city are going to enjoy more than MNT 4.8 billion of discount on electricity tariffs.

The nighttime tariff of electricity, specifically between 9 pm and 6 am, has been zeroed for households in Ger (national dwelling) districts starting from January 1. This adjustment measure, aimed to reduce air pollution, will last until the end of April 1.

The ceilings of electricity usage have been designated to be 700 KWT for 220 V users, and 1500 KWT for 380 V users.

Due to high risks caused by increased power consumption within the off-peak electricity discount, the Ulaanbaatar Electricity Distribution Network JSC has been assigned to carry out prevention measures of potential accidents.

Pursuant to the Regulation on Granting Electricity Discount to Ger District Households of Ulaanbaatar, the households must have electrical meters in order to observe the nighttime tariff discount. As of today, most of the households do not have such meters, thus, are unable to shift to the nighttime tariff regime.