Economic Assistance to Electricity Customers in the ASEAN Member States during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, 31 Aug 2020




Beni Suryadi, Akbar Dwi Wahyono, Stephanie Rawi, Aloysius Damar Pranadi, Akbar Swandaru

Key Points

To outline the status of the government initiatives in ASEAN geared to supporting electricity consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to convey recommendations for a sustainable recovery.

  • Various types of support measures are available to electricity consumers: electricity tariff exemptions, tariff reductions, tariff adjustments, payment extensions and refunds.
  • Each stimulus period is limited and has various definitions.
  • Among the various target groups, the main priority is the household sector.

Key Recommendations:

  • Extension of each support measure period due to the uncertainty and unpredictability of COVID-19.
  • Transformation of the support measures from short-term subsidies to other types of sustainable assistance.

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