Electricity Minister: Value of Adjustments Made to Summer Bills Reached BD 2 Million
Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs Wael Al-Mubarak said that 59,664 Bahraini participants benefited from the decision to review this year's bills for citizens in the primary resident for June, July and August.
EWA Denies Defect in Smart Meters, Says they are "Accurate"
The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) denied presence of any defect in the smart meters, adding that they are accurate and selected according to high international standards.
Faulty Smart Meters behind Increase in Electricity Bills: MP
MP Ahmed Al-Ansari said that faulty electricity meters are to be blamed for a spate of billing errors in Bahrain this year. The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) had confirmed the problems were caused by newly installed smart meters.
EWA: 300,000 Smart Meters to be Installed at 24 Million BD Cost Next Year
Head of Constructions and Electricity Distributions Directorate in the Electricity and Water Authority, Khalil Ibrahim Khalil, said that the authority is preparing a plan to install 300,000 smart meters to replace the old.
Official Denies Contributing Increase in Electricity Bill to Smart Meters
A representative of the Electricity and Water Authority said during a municipal meeting that smart meters are innocent of the charge of high prices, and that the rise in some invoices is due to a mistake in some estimates and billing calculations.
MP Discusses with Electricity Minister Issue of Citizens who signed Employment Contracts but Procedures not Completed
MP Zeinab Abdulamir discussed with Minister of Electricity and Water Abdulhussein Mirza the issue of citizens who signed contracts for their employment in the Electricity and Water Authority but didn't have their procedures completed.
EWA Says It Readjusted June, July and August Bills Retrospectively
The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) said that it readjusted the June, July, and August electricity and water bills for citizens based on last year's issued amount. The readjustment followed directives issued by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
PM Issues Edict Regarding Writing off Electricity Arrears on Some of Deceased Subscribers with Maximum of 2 years before Death
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa issued edict on writing off electricity, water, and municipal arrears on some of deceased subscribers.
NAO Starts Investigation Electricity Billing Mechanism
The National Audit Office started establishing a working group to implement the order of Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, which directed to investigate the electricity and water bills of all citizens.
Electricity Ministry Compares this Summer Bills with Last Year's
Minister of Electricity and Water Abdulhussein Mirza said that the ministry will compare the bills of citizens' first domicile for this summer (June, July and August) with the same bills of last year.
Crown Prince Directs NAO to Investigate Electricity and Water Billing Mechanisms
Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa directed the NAO to investigate the electricity and water bills of Bahraini citizens at their primary residence (single account), as well as individuals and establishments, in order to ensure that there are no technical and procedural deficiencies in the water and electricity billing mechanisms.
Administrative Court Upholds Dismissing Employee from Electricity Authority over Hiding Wanted
The high administrative court rejected a case submitted by an employee in Electricity and Water Authority demanding to suspend his dismissal decision.
Bahrain to Lift Subsidies on Electricity as of Next January
Bahrain Mirror: A few days after the decision to lift subsidies on meat came into effect, Bahrain is leaning towards lifting subsidies on electricity very soon.