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Tariff Adjustment

Dear Valued Customers,

On September 1, 2022, a decision was made by the NIA to remove the Fuel Surcharge on all Domestic Customer bills and place a cap of $0.65/kWh on the fuel surcharge for Commercial Customers. The Nevis Island Administration assumed the responsibility for the necessary subsidy to allow NEVLEC to recover the cost of fuel that would have been otherwise recovered by the Fuel Surcharge.

Due to competing demands for funds and the volatility of fuel prices, the Fuel Surcharge can no longer be fully subsidized by the Nevis Island Administration. The decision was made to adjust the tariff to ensure that the operations of NEVLEC and service to customers remain sustainable.

In light of the above, a decision has been taken by the Board of Directors of NEVLEC and the Nevis Island Administration that effective May 9, 2024, for bills payable in June 2024, there will be an adjustment to all DOMESTIC TARIFF CHARGES as follows:

Consumption                Current Tariff      New Tariff      Additional Charge

Band                           (in $/kWh)        (in $/kWh)         (in $/kWh)

First 50 Units                     0.51                 0.65                     0.14

Next 75 Units                    0.49                 0.70                     0.21

Above 125 Units                0.47                 0.75                     0.28

These adjustments are being made to avoid the reintroduction of a fuel surcharge for domestic customers, which has been as high as $0.80/kWh.

The total cost of fuel used to supply electricity to domestic customers will not be fully recovered by these new tariffs and the Nevis Island Administration will continue to provide the necessary subsidy, albeit at a lower level, to allow NEVLEC to recover the total cost of fuel.

NEVLEC continues to encourage all customers to conserve electricity by practicing the following:

Electricity Conservation Tips

  • Have your cooling equipment serviced or checked at least once a year.
  • Be sure that drapes/blinds are not blocking vents.
  • Insulate your home with weather-strips around doors and windows to reduce cooling costs.
  • Seal leaks around wall outlets and switches.
  • Reduce the water heater thermostat setting and where applicable insulate the water tank to sustain temperature for a longer period.
  • When using the electric range, plan ahead and cook a number of dishes or meals for later use. Open oven doors only when necessary.
  • Turn off and unplug appliances when not in use: lights, TVs, computers, microwaves, CD players, etc. “Standby power” usage can account for up to 30 percent of your home electronics energy. Be sure to check the owner’s manual to make sure this will not impact the memory or performance of the machine.
  • Iron large amounts of clothing at one time, beginning with low-temperature fabrics. You will reduce warm-up time and get the chore done sooner.
  • Turn off lights that are not being used is the best way to avoid wasting energy.
  • Read further Energy Tips or visit our Customer Service Department, Main Street, Charlestown.
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