TNB outlets, meter reading operating as usual during MCO

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) Tenaga Nasional Bhd's (TNB) Kedai Tenaga and meter reading activities will operate as usual during the movement control order and emergency, says Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.

He said all other electricity supply services such as new electricity connections, repairs, and the service of TNB CareLine at 15454 as well as TNB Facebook CareLine are expected to go on as usual.

"During the MCO, there will also be no disconnection of electricity supply by TNB to safeguard the welfare and well-being of consumers, ” he said Wednesday (Jan 13).

TNB customers are advised to go online for payment of bills via the TNB website and myTNB application, he said.

Consumers are advised to practise prudent and efficient electricity consumption during the MCO as the consumption of household electricity will rise much higher compared to the normal period as experienced during the previous MCO.

This is more so when people are told to adhere to MCO by staying at home and with children having to attend online learning, he said.

Shamsul Anuar said the people should switch off appliances not in use and he called on consumers to take advantage of the Program SAVE 2.0 to obtain an e-rebate of RM200 to purchase energy saving air-conditioners and refrigerators as a measure to save on electricity consumption.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had, on Monday (Jan 11) announced the implementation of MCO for 14 days in Penang, Selangor, the Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan), Melaka, Johor and Sabah, from Wednesday until Jan 26.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah proclaimed an Emergency on Tuesday (Jan 12) to be enforced until Aug 1 as a proactive move to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Malaysia. - Bernama

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