Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) in association with its two subsidiaries, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), and Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC), has announced changes to its water and electricity services tariff starting from January 1, 2017.
The changes are part of the tariff restructure in effect since the beginning of 2015 in support of initiatives aimed at environmental protection and sustainable growth, said a report by Adwea.
The amended tariff reflects the actual cost of supplying water and electricity to all categories of customers in Abu Dhabi in line with the policy of natural resources conservation in place in the emirate, it stated.
"Sustainability and encouraging people to reconsider their consumption behaviour of water and electricity are part and parcel of the fundamental principles of the emirate’s growth for the benefit of the future generations," said a spokesperson for Adwea.
ADDC and AADC earlier launched the demand side management (DSM), programme, Tarsheed (Conservation and Efficient Use of Water and Electricity), to help their customers use water and electricity resources efficiently.
The programme is aimed at educating the public on how to adopt the best conservation practices and technologies and to maintain them on regular basis to ensure their operation efficiency.
The bills issued to customers in the residential category include detailed information about ideal consumption, which is shown in the Green Band, and inefficient consumption, shown in the Red Band on all bills.