Financial Services Bureau - Electricity Charges Subsidy Scheme for Residential Units
  The MSAR Government has implemented a series of welfare measures since year 2008, including the so-called “Electricity Charges Subsidy Scheme” which provides subsidy to local residential households for paying electricity charges. The scheme has already reached phase twelve this year. Under the current scheme, a maximum of MOP 200 monthly subsidy will be credited to each residential unit’s electricity account, and will be deducted from the monthly electricity bill. Any unused monthly subsidy will be carried forward to the account’s “Accumulated and Unused Government Electricity Charges Subsidy” item for future use. This accumulated amount can be used in the next 24 months following the termination of the scheme, and the maximum monthly subsidy amount will remain unchanged. As such, the total amount of “Accumulated and Unused Government Electricity Charges Subsidy” available for deduction for each residential household within the period is capped at MOP 4,800 (MOP 200 x 24 months = MOP 4,800).
  Detailed information on the implementation of the Scheme (Phase one to nine) is as follows:
Phase / Year Subsidy implementation period Maximum monthly
subsidy amount
(MOP)
No. of Residential units
entitled for subsidy
(phase average)
1st
(2008/2009)
From April 2008 to
March 2009
150 179,649
2nd
(2009/2010)
From April 2009 to
March 2010
150 181,848
3rd
(2010/2011)
From April 2010 to
March 2011
150 185,311
4th
(2011/2012)
From April 2011 to
March 2012
180 189,218
5th
(2012/2013)
From April 2012 to September 2012
From October 2012 to March 2013
180
200
193,022
6th
(2013/2014)
From April 2013 to
March 2014
200 200,941
7th
(2014/2015)
From April 2014 to
March 2015
200 206,045
8th
(2015/2016)
From April 2015 to
March 2016
200 210,639
9th
(2016/2017)
From April 2016 to
March 2017
200 214,458
10th
(2017/2018)
From April 2017 to
March 2018
200 216,510
11th
(2018/2019)
From April 2018 to
March 2019
200 220,720
12th *
(2019/2020)
From April 2019 to
March 2020
200 226,172
*Until December 2019.
Last Updated:24/02/2020

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