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What Is BPE And How Can Customers Get Up To RM231 Reduction On Their Electricity Bills

What Is BPE And How Can Customers Get Up To RM231 Reduction On Their Electricity Bills

Hakim Hassan

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Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik Tambahan (BPE) is an additional assistance package provided by the government and Tenaga Nasional Berhad to all domestic customers in the form of free electricity usage of up to RM231 (or RM77 per month).

This is equivalent to the first 300kWh electricity usage for the 3 months during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

According to TNB on their website, for those who consume electricity between 601 – 900 kWh per month, they can get another 10% discount on top of the RM231 mentioned earlier.

This is an increase of 8% from the existing 2% discount rate from April 2020 to December 2020.

Below is the breakdown:

Picture Credit: TNB

The difference between BPE and the Prihatin Discount is that BPE is to reduce the higher billing increases during April 2020 to June 2020, while the Prihatin Discount is part of the economic stimulus package announced in March by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Recently, the discount was extended to December 2020 and also to Sabah and Sarawak to lessen the people’s burden.

According to the website, all TNB domestic customers will receive the BPE, which will be included in the July 2020 bill and they don’t need to make a qualifying review as BPE will be provided automatically to all domestic customers.

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