Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Electricity Tariff Incentive Program aims to improve the competitiveness of Abu Dhabi industrial sector through lowering the operational cost, enhancing the economic impact and improving productivity and energy efficiency of manufacturing entities.

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All the industrial facilities in Abu Dhabi holding valid industrial license issued by the IDB are eligible to apply for the program.

The industrial entities which are in operation/ production for more than 6 months from date of issue of the “production” license from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development are eligible as existing entities.

The industrial entities which have “under construction” license issued by ADDED and/or companies which are in operation for first 6 months from the date of issuance of “production” license by ADDED are eligible as new entities.

This program does not include free zones and therefore they are not eligible to benefit from the program.

If the application score is below 50 points, the entity won’t be able to qualify for the reduced tariff as applicable for the qualified category.

 

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You can apply online by visiting https://www.adbc.gov.ae/CitizenAccess/OTPLogin.aspx and following the instructions.

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There are no fees for the online application but there are fees charged by the Certifying Bodies.

Investors may contact any or all of the Certifying bodies independently to receive the preferred quotation and select any suitable Certifying body.

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The following criteria will be used to evaluate the applications of industrial facilities to qualify for the ETIP under various categories:

- Economic Impact
- Productivity
- Connectivity Load
- Electricity Management System

 

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The ETIP certification is done by independent third parties knowns as Certifying Bodies that are selected and enrolled under the program by the ADDED.

A list of the certifying bodies is provided in IDB website and is available when the entity signs up for the program.

 

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The evaluation and verification of documents may take between 2 to 5 weeks. The final registration certificate issued by the IDB may take 4-5 working days.

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No; as for normal circumstances, once the application is open on the IDB portal, the application is reviewed by ADDC / AADC. Based on any further requirements, ADDC/ AADC will communicate the appointed Certifying Body on behalf of the industrial facility.

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The certificate will be valid only for the industrial license for which the program application is made.  Separate applications are required for each of the group factories. 

For each of the group factories to participate separately in the program, separate audited financial statements are required for each group factory even though they belong to the same owner.

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No; the industrial facility must submit a renewal application before the certificate expires each year, as the evaluation criteria for the facility may change from year to year.

It is highly recommended to apply for renewal of your certificate 30-45 days before expiry of the current certificate to ensure continuity of the program incentives as it ends immediately when the certificate expires.  

 

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This will depend on receiving pre-approval from IDB and the distributing company (ADDC/ AADC)

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Industrial entities can improve their scores by improving/ enhancing the eligibility criteria such as increasing the number of skilled employees, Emiratisation and investment. IDB arranges one to one workshop to support understand the available options, please contact by email (ETIP@ded.abudhabi.ae)

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