Rates and conditions
As a result of the Corona crisis, a measure has been adopted by the Dutch government whereby the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management will be responsible for covering the fixed usage rate for a period of 8 months. As a result, during this period, the fixed usage rate component on the bill will be zero for the fiscal months of May through December. From May 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020, the rate for Pagabon is equal to the variable usage rate that applies to non-Pagabon customers. If the expectation of the period in which the measure applies is changed, WEB will inform accordingly.
From January 1st 2020 , a new rate is applied for electricity and drinking water. What does that mean for you?
You can calculate the amount of your electricity and/or drinking water invoice here.
Periodic electricity rates
- Variable usage rate (postpaid): USD 0.2277 per kWh
(subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, including the temporary COVID-19 measure, is included in the fixed usage rate).
- Pagabon rates (prepaid): ACM rates (USD 0.4380) minus subsidy EZK (including the temporary COVID-19 measure), the new tariff will be: USD 0.2277 per kWh.
The adjusted rate will be visible on invoices from August 2020 (with a start date for consumption in July and an end date in August). For prepaid based users (Pagabon) the adjusted rate are immediately visible as of July 1st 2020. The fixed usage rate will not be adjusted. This rate will remain completely subsidized and at zero up to and including December 2020 due to the temporary COVID-19 measure.
Periodic drinking water rates
The fixed usage rate for drinking water increased to USD 7.08 . The variable usage rate was lowered to USD 3.768 per m3.
For customers with delivery via the water truck, the rate is reduced to USD 4.513 per m3.
The new periodic rate for electricity is applied to the invoice from February onwards (with a start date for consumption in January and an end date in february). For Pagabon, the new rate is immediately visible from January 1st 2020.
One-off connection rates (*) electricity and drinking water
The connection are set at :
Drinking water (standard connection up to ½”)
• $1,082.44 for a standard connection up to 25 meters
Electricity (standard connection up to 3×35 Ampere)
• $1,589.87 for a standard connection up to 25 meters
Connections over 25 meters
For a connection length greater than 25 meters, a contribution based on calculations of the actual expected costs applies.
For connections with a length up to 25 meters, the new rates from January ,1st 2020 apply to all requested and not yet realized connections as well as new applications. For connections with a length over 25 meters the new rates are effective for connections that will be realized from January ,1st 2020.
(*) One-off connection rates apply, for example, to the construction of a new home.
These rates apply from January 1st 2020 to all requested and not yet realized connections and to new applications. The rates apply per plot of land and are applicable to the standard connections.
Connections that do not comply with the specifications for a standard connection are considered to be projects. For projects, WEB uses an application procedure to calculate the costs for the connection. If an application is not justified from an economic perspective, WEB may decide not to process the application.
The reconnection rates for electricity and drinking water were set at $40.00 per reconnection by the ACM on 1st July 2017.
According to the BES Electricity and Drinking Water Act (2016) the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) sets the maximum rates for the production and distribution of electricity and drinking water on Bonaire.
In order to ensure that the rates on Bonaire remain affordable, a subsidy has been granted.
These new rates have been determined by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (Autoriteit Consument en Markt, ACM). The ACM has set the maximum rates for production and distribution of electricity and drinking water on Bonaire. The new rates are based on the new BES Electricity and Drinking Water Act of 2016. In order to ensure that the rates on Bonaire remain affordable, a subsidy has been granted for drinking water by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W), a similar subsidy has been granted for electricity by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK).
Would you like more background information about the Decisions of the new rates for electricity and drinking water? You can download those here.
The explanation of the new rates comes with the usage of new terminology. Please find the various terms explained here:
Would you like more background information on the necessity of new rates? Please find more information here.