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BL&P warns of higher bills for April

April 9th, 2022

The Barbados Light & Power Company is cautioning customers to brace for a dramatic increase in their electricity bills this month.

A statement from the company says it’s a result of increasing global oil prices, and the direct impact they have on the Fuel Clause Adjustment (FCA) component of customers’ bills.

Director of Operations, Johann Greaves, has revealed the FCA for April is approximately 45 cents per kilowatt hour, an increase of 22% over March. That Fuel cost is passed directly to consumers as incurred, and as such bills issued this month will reflect this.

Acknowledging the cost of fuel may continue to be high for the foreseeable future, Mr. Greaves has reiterated Light and Power’s commitment to transitioning from fossil fuel-based generation to renewable energy sources. This is expected to bring greater stability and predictability of energy costs to customers.

Customers are also being urged to be as efficient as possible with the use of electricity at home and in the workplace and consider small changes such as switching to LED lighting, unplugging unused electronics and prudently managing air conditioning use.

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