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Higher electricity rates to be applied in Egypt starting July

The Egyptian cabinet is planning to implement a new increase in electricity prices, starting from July 1, due to the increase in natural gas and fuel prices, according to directives from Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in October.

Madbouly in October had announced postponing the application of electricity price increase on different consumption segments until June 30, to prepare a new package for social protection, which was scheduled to be implemented on January 1.

The Egyptian government subsidizes electricity for the first four lowest consumption segments at half the value of its cost.

Egypt postponed applying electricity price increases for three times, which led to the state budget bearing nearly LE25 billion due to the increase in natural gas and fuel prices.

The government also announced the implementation of a plan to rationalize electricity consumption in government agencies and various ministries in order to save gas.

Al-Masry Al-Youm published the new increases in electricity rates, which will be implemented by the end of July:

New electricity prices

  • The first segment, which starts from zero to 50 kilowatts of electricity consumption per month, is currently priced at 48 piasters per kilowatt. In July 30, it will be increased to 58 piasters/kW.
  • The second tranche ranges from 51 to 100 kilowatts per month, and its current price is 58 piasters/kW. In July it will be 68 piasters/kW.
  • The third tranche ranges from zero to 200 kilowatts per month, and its current price is 77 piasters/kW. In July, it will be 83 piasters/kW.
  • The fourth tranche ranges from 201 to 350 kilowatts per month, and its current price is 106 piasters/kW. In July, it will be 111 piasters.
  • The fifth tranche ranges from 351 to 650 kilowatts, and its current price is 128 piasters. In July, it will reach 131 piasters.
  • The sixth tranche ranges from 651 to 1,000 kilowatts. Its price will remain the same at 140 piasters/kW.
  • The seventh tranche is above 1,000 kW per month. Its price will remain at 145 piasters/kW.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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