Friday, 5 May 2017

Afghanistan ready to launch a more efficient electricity billing system to protect consumer rights

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Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national electricity company, plans to launch monthly electricity billing system.
DABS said that would hire more employees in order to successfully implement the new plan. The residents of Kabul have welcomed the initiative of DABS but have urged the government to reduce the cost. At present the consumers are charged 2.5 Afghanis for each kilowatt if more than 200kw is consumed. The rate increases to 3.5 Afghanis per kilowatt if more than 400kw is used. Moreover, there is a lot of confusion in the current billing system, as bills do not clearly indicate consumed electricity as well as not specifying the address of the consumer. Consumers also have no possibility of checking the amounts charged by DABS as there are no electricity meters in the homes or offices.