Singapore power tariffs higher than the US or France
This the heading of a letter to ST forum by Bruno Serrien. He is asking if the power provider has done enough or their best to protect consumers from paying disproportionately high power tariff when they don't have to. So far we have heard that the current formula to price power tariff is the most efficient and equitable. Really? Spot price of crude oil has fallen to below US$90 and our tariff are still based on pay forward future oil price of US$150! Bruno also pointed out that 80% of our electricity is generated by natural gas instead of oil. So why is the formula simply based on oil price? What portion or percentage is being computed with the natural gas element or is this totally not in the formula? We need more transparency in this and the full formula to understand how it works and affects us. Are there measures to work out the possibility of buying spot when the difference is too high? Can the supertalents explain, please.