THE PRIME MINISTER

Decision No. 28/2014/QD-TTg dated April 07, 2014 of the Prime Minister on structure of electricity retail tariff
Pursuant to the Law on organization of the Government dated December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to the Law on Electricity dated December 03, 2004; the Law amending and supplementing a number of the Law on Electricity dated November 20, 2012;
Pursuant to Decree No. 137/2013/ND-CP dated October 21, 2013 of the Government detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Electricity and the Law amending and supplementing a number of the Law on Electricity;
At the proposal of the Minister of Industry and Trade;
The Prime Minister issues the Decision regulating the structure of electricity retail tariff
Article 1. Scopes and objects of regulations
1. This Decision prescribes the structure of electricity retail tariff;
2. This Decision is applied to the Vietnam Electricity; the electricity Corporation under the Electricity of Vietnam; the electricity retailing unit purchasing electricity from the electricity Corporation under the Electricity of Vietnam; the electricity retailing unit in the rural, mountainous area, border, islands and areas without national power grid; organization and individuals using electricity;
Article 2. Term explainations
In this Decision, the below terms are construed as follows:
The structure of electricity retail tariff is the list of percentage (%) of the average price rate to calculate the specific retail price for each group of electricity customers;
Article 3. Principles of tariff formulation structure
1. The electricity retail price is regulated in detail for each group of electricity customers, including: production, business, administration and domestic activities;
2. The electricity retail price by voltage levels (from 110 kV or higher, from 22kV to less than 110kV, from 6 kV to less than 22 kV and 6 kV) applied to the groups of customer production of consumer groups, business, administrative and customers, including: production, business and administration.
3. The electricity retail price based on the time of electricity use for the purpose of production and business at voltage levels applied for qualified electricity customers;
4. The electricity retail price for groups of electricity customers includes 06 levels with gradually increasing price in order to encourage the saving and efficient use of electricity;
5. The electricity retail price with the use of prepayment meter shall be applied when the technical conditions are favourable for group of temporary and short-term electricity customers using electricity for domestic purposes.
6. Poor households based on the criteria specified by the Prime Minister are supported with electricity cost for domestic purposes; the monthly support level equivalent to the electricity bill for the use of 30 kWh calculated by the current electricity retail price of level 1;