Palestine – 36% on prepay electric metering


Just over 36% of Palestinian households are on prepay electricity, ranging from over 85% in the North of West Bank to 0 in the Gaza Strip and 18% in the Middle of West Bank.

This is one of the findings of the Household Energy Survey, which was conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) in July 2013.

The survey also found that all households in Palestine are now connected to the public electricity network, compared to 97.2% in the same period of 1999. All households not on prepay metering have a standard meter.

The average household consumption of electricity in Palestine was recorded at 260 kWh in July 2013, up from 250 kWh in July 2010. In part this is probably due to an increase in the use of air conditioning – up to 18.7% in July 2013 from 7.7% in July 2010.

Almost two-thirds of households also have solar heating, little different from the earlier period.