The discounts for electricity bill under the Pakej Rangsangan Ekonomi Prihatin Rakyat (PRIHATIN) have now been extended further until the end of December 2020. This extension was announced earlier today via a media release from the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Dr. Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.
As you might already know, the PRIHATIN discount originally applies for the period between 1 April up till 30 September 2020. Throughout the six month’s duration, TNB domestic customers are provided with discounts that range from 2% to 50% depending on their consumption.
With the announcement today, that means the discounts are being applied for electric consumption that takes place from 1 October until 31 December 2020. In addition to that, the extension is also applicable for the additional 8% discount for domestic customers with monthly consumption of more than 600kWh which was announced as part of the Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik (BPE).
In other words, 600kWh+ customers will see a monthly discount of 10% on their TNB bill until the end of the year. Meanwhile, the extension has also been implemented for Sabah and Sarawak domestic consumers which currently receives an additional 2% discount from the federal government for their Sabah Electricity and Sarawak Energy bills.