Further to the Directive on 2014/15 Electricity and Water Tariffs issued by the St Helena Utilities Regulatory Authority on 17 March 2014, Connect Saint Helena Ltd has today published the final utility Tariffs for 2014-15, commencing 1 April 2014.  These rates will be published in full in next week’s media, but anyone requiring a copy earlier can either visit Connect’s Seales Corner offices or request a copy by email to callie.leo@connect.co.sh

The delay in publishing the final Tariffs was due to ongoing discussions with St Helena Government regarding the level of subsidy to be provided. The outcome of these discussions, approved by Executive Council this morning, is that a joint funding solution (between SHG and Connect) has been agreed, which will see the level of subsidy increased.  ExCo gave its undertaking to provide additional support to Connect Saint Helena Ltd during the Financial Year 2014-15.  This means that the proposed increases for standing and usage charges for electricity, water and drainage are now reduced from the proposed figures in the Directive (roughly 10%) to approximately 5%.  Councillors were pleased with this outcome.

Quarter 1 bills will estimate readings at 1 April 2014, but customers are invited to make a note of their own meter readings (on 1 April) and either email to angela.scipio@connect.co.uk or alison.wade@connect.co.sh – or advise by telephone on 22341 or 22255 within two weeks of this date, to enable bills to be prepared based on actual readings.  Customers should quote their Customer Number or name and address when doing so.

Please find attached Connect Saint Helena Ltd’s Electricity, Water and Drainage Tariffs, commencing 1 April 2014. 

SHG & Connect Saint Helena Ltd

28 March 2014

 

 

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