STEG denies any rise in electricity and gas tariffs

Tunis: The Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company has denied any increase or change in electricity and gas tariffs as of May 1, 2022. In a statement issued on Saturday, the company confirmed that there has been no decision to increase electricity and gas tariffs for this year, in accordance with the 2024 Finance Law. In response to what it described as "false allegations accompanied by misleading information", STEG said that its policy of rationalising consumption had been implemented "to support consumers and efforts of the state STEG to overcome financial difficulties and to meet its commitments to suppliers of raw materials for energy production". The company also explained that the calculation method adopted from May 1, 2022 is designed to manage the subsidy effectively, pointing out that citizens whose monthly consumption does not exceed 200 kilowatt-hours (kWh) will automatically benefit from a tariff of 176 millimes for the first bracket. For the second example, which concerns high consumption of 2,5 00 kWh (more than 500 kWh per month), the legislator has set the price per kWh at 414 millimes. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse