FOR POWER OUTAGE OR BREAKDOWN, PLEASE CALL 15454
FOR POWER OUTAGE OR BREAKDOWN,
PLEASE CALL 15454

Connection Charge

The Government has recently approved enhanced terms for Connection Charge. In line with this, TNB will be implementing these enhanced terms in the connection charge invoice effective from 15th January 2021.

The updated terms are as below:

Type of Consumers

Consumers are categorized based on the supply voltage level, as follows:

  • Low Voltage: Supply voltage below 6.6kV
  • Medium Voltage: Supply voltage from 6.6kV and below 132kV
  • High Voltage: Supply voltage 132kV and above

Statement of Connection Charges

1. Low Voltage Consumer

Connection charges for Low Voltage consumer consists of:

i) Maximum Demand Charge
ii) Additional Cable Charge (if any)
iii) Special Features Charges (if any)

Maximum Demand Charge

  • Connection charge depends on Maximum Demand requested by the consumer. The charges is as per Schedule 1.
  • This only applicable for request of supply not more than 6 km away from the nearest available supply (that could meet the requested load demand)
  • Should the nearest available supply be unable to meet the requested load, the supply may have to be drawn from the nearest substation. In this case, the connection charge still applies as long as the distance does not exceed 6 km

Additional Cable Charge

  • Should the distance exceed 6 km, the consumer will only pay for the size of the cable necessary to meet the requested load in excess of 6 km based on standard rate of the cable as shown in Schedule 2, even though a larger cable may be laid by TNB to meet the demand of other consumers.

Special Features Charge

  • Any request for additional or special features, e.g special request for an additional feeder by consumer or any request from third party such as Local Authority or Government Agencies, the consumer will be required to pay the full cost of the additional request.

2. Medium Voltage Consumer

Connection Charges for Medium Voltage Consumer consist of:

i) Maximum Demand Charge
ii) Additional Cable Charge (if any)
iii) Special Features Charge (if any)
iv) Connected Load Charge
v) Liquidated Damages

Maximum Demand Charge

  • Connection charge per kilowatt Maximum Demand (kW MD) is applicable. The amount to be paid depends on the Maximum Demand requested by the consumer.
  • The connection charge is RM 45/kW MD
  • The substation building and the land is to be leased to TNB at a nominal cost of RM10. 
  • In the even that disagreement arises between the owner and TNB, then the cost of any land will be determined in the manner as stipulated in the provisions under the Electricity Supply Act 1990
  • Applicable only for requests of supply not more than 6 km away from the nearest available supply (that is able to meet the requested load demand).
  • Should the nearest available supply be unable to meet the requested load, the supply may have to be drawn from the nearest substation. In this case, the connection charge still applies as long as the distance does not exceed 6 km.

Additional Cable Charge

  • Should the distance exceed 6 km, the consumer will only pay for the size of the cable necessary to meet the requested load in excess of 6 km based on standard rate of the cable as shown in Schedule 2, even if a larger cable is laid by TNB to meet the demands of other consumers.

Special Features Charge

  • Any request for additional or special features, e.g special request for an additional feeder by consumer or any request from third party such as Local Authority or Government Agencies, the consumer will be required to pay the full cost of this additional request.

Connected Load Charge

  • Connected Load Charge (CLC) is subjected to consumers who take supply at Medium Voltage and High Voltage. Please find the details of CLC information here.

Liquidated Damages

  • Liquidated Damages (LD) is applicable for consumers who fail or cease to take supply for 5 years after supply has been connected. The basis of calculating the quantum of Liquidated Damages is as follows:

For each month in the 5 year period, the consumer shall pay 1/120 of the Net Capital Cost of the project.

In general, the LD is calculated according to the formula:

  1/120 x Net Capital Project Cost x (60-n)
  = (60 - n) x (P-C)
              120

Where : 

P – Total capital cost of the project 
C – Connection charge paid by the consumer
(P-C) – Net Capital Cost of the project
N – number of months that have lapsed after supply is given

 

You may still refer to the previous Connection Charge policy here: