At-cost power bills get ministry nod

The Energy Ministry approved a plan on Thursday to charge mid-sized and large businesses for electricity at cost instead of mandatory minimum pricing from April to June, another relief measure to help shuttered companies with their power bills.

The decision came after calls from the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) urging the government to help mid-sized and large businesses being overcharged by the current cost structure while they are shuttered during the outbreak.

The FTI and the TCC asked the government to charge at cost until the end of the year because it may take until early next year before business operations return to normal.

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