Water and electricity bills
New utility bill for
water and for electricity were introduced in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in March
2012. These bills provide more information about water and electricity
consumption and are a useful tool to aid better management of water and
Customers of the Abu
Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) or the Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) now
receive separate bills for water and electricity showing the Government
subsidy. In addition, residential customers’ bills show two “consumption bands”
which indicate an ideal-average, and above ideal-average range of consumption
(see the green and red consumption icons below).
Why the new bill?
A growing population
and economic growth is putting pressure on the Emirates resources. The
Government of Abu Dhabi is therefore taking steps now, to help ensure a
continuous and secure supply of water and electricity for the future. The new
electricity and water bills are one way to provide better visibility of power
and water consumption, and influence long-term behavioural changes around the
use of these resources.
UAE National customers
will continue to receive water free of charge. However, the new bill is a
useful information tool to aid managing water consumption.
The consumption bands
reflect an average range for water and electricity use, depending on whether a customer
resides in an apartment (“flat”) or a villa (referred to as “all other
premises” in the table below).
the ideal-average consumption (“in the green”)
the above ideal-average
consumption (“In the red”)
Whether “in the green”
or “in the red”, customers can adjust water and electricity use to keep within
the ideal range of consumption for their type of property.
The consumption bands are based on annual averages for each
property type and are as follows:
|Property type||Flat||All other
premises||Flat ||All other
|Electricity (units per day)||0-20||0-200||21+||201+|
|Water (litres per day)||0-700||0-5000||701+||5001+|