Parliament not to ask govt to change social tariffs, including prices for gas and power

Source : 112 Ukraine

None of the three respective bills scored even 200 votes, with 226 necessary to pass
19:04, 13 April 2021

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The Ukrainian Parliament failed to support the bills, which would charge the Cabinet to reconsider the social tariffs, including prices for gas and power. The package of draft laws included three bills; 174,153 and 197 upheld them, respectively.

The first draft law offered to return the reduced tariff for electricity consumption for the first 110 kiloWatts per hour. The second one offfered a moratorium on increasing of the tariffs during one-year period. The tariffs approved in 2021 would not be re-counted. The third document offered to restore the reduce tariffs for residents of the Chornobyl exclusion zone and set the maximum tariff for gas consumption and prepayment for gas supplies.

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As we reported, the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Utilities (NCRECP) of Ukraine canceled the night tariff and life-line tariffs for electricity.

Another canceled document established the tariffs for electricity for population and provided life-line tariffs in the sum of 0.9 hryvnia/kW ($0.032) for the first 3,000 kW in a month for domestic consumers who use electricity for house heating.

On January 1, 2021, the reduced tariffs were canceled in Ukraine for electricity for the population. The first 100 kW cost 1.68 hryvnia ($0.060). Earlier, people paid 90 kopiyka per month ($0.032) and each next kW costs 1.68 hryvnia ($0.060).

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