Fuel Clause Adjustment

The FCA is calculated monthly as the sum of the previous month’s cost of energy purchased and cost of fuel consumed, plus any cumulative over and under recovery divided by the kWh sales of the previous month.

What is the Fuel Clause Adjustment?

The Fuel Clause Adjustment (FCA) was originally established in 1965 for commercial and industrial customers and extended to include all customers in 1974. The FCA is approved by the Commission as a mechanism for the Barbados Light & Power (BLPC) to recover the cost of fuel used in the production of electricity. The cost of fuel purchased is recovered and applied equally to all customer groups through the FCA charge. Changes in the FCA are influenced mainly by movements in the purchase price of fuel.

The FCA is calculated monthly as the sum of the previous month’s cost of energy purchased and cost of fuel consumed, plus any cumulative over and under recovery divided by the kWh sales of the previous month. The cost of energy purchased includes energy purchased from renewable energy resources.

Who monitors the Fuel Clause Adjustment?

The Fair Trading Commission is responsible for setting and monitoring the rates Light & Power charges customers. This includes checking the calculation of the fuel clause adjustment. The fuel clause adjustment for each month is published in the daily newspapers early in the month.

Fuel Clause Adjustment Rates

For The Month 

Cents (KWh)

October 2023

44.6863

September 2023

39.6972

August 2023

37.0097

July 2023

35.0422

June 2023

35.0422

May 2023

33.5280

April 2023

33.5280

March 2023

33.5280

February 2023

32.4638 

January 2023

32.4638 

December 2022

41.4520

November 2022

36.2733

October 2022

39.0819

September 2022

39.0819

August 2022

39.0819

July 2022

47.0855

June 2022

49.5636

May 2022

49.5636

April 2022

45.0579

March 2022

36.9305 

February 2022

33.5732

January 2022

 34.9587 

December 2021

 34.9587 

November 2021

 34.9587 

October 2021

32.8251

September 2021

32.8251

August 2021

31.9296 

July 2021

31.9296 

June 2021

29.9832

May 2021

29.9832

April 2021

26.6518

March 2021

24.7693 

February 2021

23.5182 

January 2021

23.5182 

December 2020

22.5850

November 2020

22.5850

October 2020

22.5850

September 2020

22.5850

August 2020

22.5850

July 2020

22.5850

June 2020

19.6391 

May 2020

16.2176