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Gas, Electricity, Water in Valletta


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Gas

Many people in Malta use gas (liquefied petroleum gas or LPG) for cookers and heaters. Gas is purchased in cylinders/cannisters from direct outlets or 'gas trucks', which stop at designated spots in each village on weekly schedules. Gas trucks normally honk their horn when they arrive at these destinations to signal to you to bring your empty gas canisters to them to exchange. Payment is cash only.

Malta has no natural gas network.

Providers

Gas providers in Malta include Liquigas and Easygas.

Rates

Gas cylinder prices in Malta are approximately €1.65/kg, or:

  • €15 for 10 kg
  • €18 for 12 kg
  • €23 for 15 kg, etc.

There are extra charges for delivery of gas canisters to your front door. And beware - gas canisters are heavy!

Electricity

The voltage of electricity in Malta is 240V. Electrical outlets in Malta are European (3 prong). Electricity converters can be purchased from ironmongeries and many grocers, for €0.50-€2.

The frequency of electricity supply in Malta is 50Hz.

Providers

Electricity in Malta is provided by Enemalta.

Enemalta
Customer Care Section
Triq Belt il-Hazna
Marsa MRS 1571
Malta
Tel: +356 8007 2224 (Freephone)
Tel: +356 2122 3601
Email: customercare@enemalta.com.mt
Office hours: 0800-1200 hrs and 1300-1515 hrs (Winter)
Office hours: 0800-1200 hrs (Summer)

Billing services for electricity in Malta are provided by ARMS (Automated Revenue Management Services).

ARMS
Tel: +356 8807 2222 (Freephone)
Email: customercare@arms.com.mt

Electricity in Malta is currently generated through heavy fuels. Malta has two power stations, located at Delimara and Marsa.

Rates

Electricity rates in Malta vary according to the residence status and number of a tenement's occupants. They are also dependent on consumption bands/levels.

Installation and services charges of €65-€900 are also applicable in the case of home owners.

Residents of Malta (locals, or expats having secured permanent residence, or with a residence permit indicating long term residence status) are charged for electricity at residential rates:

Band

Cumulative Consumption

01 January 2010

1

0 - 2,000

0.161

2

2,001 - 6,000

0.173

3

6,001 - 10,000

0.189

4

10,001 - 20,000

0.360

5

20,001 & over

0.620

Non-residents of Malta (expats without a permanent residence permit, students, etc.) are charged for electricity at domestic rates:

Band

Cumulative Consumption

01 January 2010

1

0 - 2,000

0.210

2

2,001 - 6,000

0.223

3

6,001 - 10,000

0.238

4

10,001 - 20,000

0.440

5

20,001 & over

0.700

If you are an expat who wishes to sign up for electricity at a residential rate you must register in person with ARMS at their head customer service office, located in Floriana. You will need to bring your passport, residence permit, a copy of your landlord's ID card, your letting agreement/lease, and an application form (obtainable directly from ARMS). Note that it is currently not possible for expats who do not have long term residency, or for students, to sign up for residential rates.

You can calculate your electricity bill using ARMS online Bill Calculator.

Reductions for Ecological Use

ECO reduction rates are also applied to users who demonstrate low consumption rates.

Enemalta is currently switching Maltese homes to Smart Meters, which store and transmit consumption information to a central system to facilitate accurate billing.

Your landlord can tell you if your flat has a Smart Meter. Electricity readings are normally taken upon signing of a rental agreement in Malta. The usual arrangement for paying electricity bills as a renter is to provide your landlord with a flat fee of €50 per month and to settle the remainder of electricity bills upon termination of your letting agreement.

Water

Provider

Water in Malta is provided by the Water Services Corporation. Some water in Malta is ground water, while some is sourced through a process of desalination.

Water Services Corporation
Head Office
Triq Hal Qormi
Hal Luqa, LQA 9043
Malta
Tel: +356 2244 5566
Fax: +356 2244 3900
Email: customercare@wsc.com.mt
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 0730-1645 hrs

Rates

Water rates/tariffs in Malta vary according to the residence status and number of a tenement's occupants. They are also dependent on consumption.

Non-residents of Malta (expats without a permanent residence permit, students, etc.) are billed for water at non-residential rates:

  • €2.30/m3 up to 33 m3 consumption
  • €5.41/m3 after 33 m3 consumption

Residents of Malta (locals, expats with permanent resident permits, or residence permits indicating long term residency) are billed for water at domestic rates:

  • €1.47/m3 up to 33 m3 consumption
  • €5.41/m3 after 33 m3 consumption

Billing services for water in Malta are provided by ARMS (Automated Revenue Management Services).

ARMS
Tel: +356 8807 2222 (Freephone)
Email: customercare@arms.com.mt

You can calculate your water bill in Malta by using ARMS online Bill Calculator.

Update 25/05/2013


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