Media Release

Electricity Tariff Revision For The Period 1 April to 30 June 2021

Singapore, 31 March 2021 – For the period from 1 April to 30 June 2021, electricity tariff (before 7% GST) will increase by an average of 8.7% or 1.77 cents per kWh compared with the previous quarter. This is mainly due to higher cost of fuel for producing electricity by the power generation companies. For details on the four components of the electricity tariff, please refer to Appendix 1: Breakdown of Electricity Tariff. For households, the electricity tariff (before 7% GST) will increase from 20.76 to 22.55 cents per kWh for 1 April to 30 June 2021. The average monthly electricity bill for families living in HDB four-room flats will increase by $5.62 (before 7% GST) (Appendix 3: Average monthly electricity bills of domestic consumers).

electricity tariff

*before 7% GST

SP Group reviews the electricity tariffs every quarter based on guidelines set by the electricity industry regulator, Energy Market Authority (EMA). The tariffs shown in Appendix 2 have been approved by the EMA.

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SP Group

2 Kallang Sector

Singapore 349277

Appendix 1


1. The electricity tariff consists of the following four components:

  1. Energy costs (paid to the generation companies): This component is adjusted quarterly to reflect changes in the cost of fuel and power generation. The fuel cost is the cost of imported natural gas, which is tied to oil prices by commercial contracts. The cost of power generation covers mainly the costs of operating the power stations, such as the manpower and maintenance costs, as well as the capital cost of the stations.
  2. Network costs (paid to SP Group): This is to recover the cost of transporting electricity through the power grid.
  3. Market Support Services Fee (paid to SP Group): This is to recover the costs of billing and meter reading, data management, retail market systems as well as for market development initiatives.
  4. Market Administration and Power System Operation Fee (paid to Energy Market Company and Power System Operator): This fee is reviewed annually to recover the costs of operating the electricity wholesale market and power system.
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Appendix 2

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Appendix 3

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