Abu Dhabi: Owners of private EV charging units should install sub-meters

Sub-meters for private and commercial buildings; unified tariff for EV charging from August 26

  
DEWA’s EV Green Charger initiative, providing a network of electric vehicle chargers in Dubai, is supporting Dubai’s efforts to offer sustainable transport solutions & contributing towards carbon emission reduction in the transportation sector. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

DEWA’s EV Green Charger initiative, providing a network of electric vehicle chargers in Dubai, is supporting Dubai’s efforts to offer sustainable transport solutions & contributing towards carbon emission reduction in the transportation sector. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Abu Dhabi has mandated sub-meters for electric vehicle (EV) chargers in private and commercial buildings under a new governance framework announced on Monday.

Department of Energy has given owners of private charging units a grace period until 31 December 2021 to have a sub-meter installed, the Abu Dhabi media office said in a press statement.

It said Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) and Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) will install the sub-meter for all registered units for free until year-end, and hereafter, violators will face fines.

The DoE’s new governance framework also defines a unified tariff for all registered units and also enhances the public charging system, which currently has 200 charging units available to the public across the emirate.

The statement said from 26 August 2021, a consistent monthly tariff of 92 dirhams will be added to monthly ADDC/AADC bills until a sub-meter is installed for the EV charging units. Once the charging unit is registered and a sub-meter is installed, a unified tariff of 30 fils per kilowatt hour will be implemented.

Electricity consumption will be monitored from the tariff implementation date and as such owners of public and private charging units must register with ADDC or AADC by filling out the registration form available on their websites.

DoE Chairman Awaidha Al Marar said the introduction of a unified tariff will create momentum for private investors to grow the network of electric charging units in the emirate, while also motivating more people to consider electric vehicles.

(Writing by Anoop Menon; Editing by Seban Scaria)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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