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Ukraine cancels preferential electricity tariff for population from 2021

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, for the first 100 kWh of electricity, the population paid at a preferential tariff of UAH 0.9 ($ 0,031) per kWh
22:35, 28 December 2020

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine abolished the preferential electricity tariff for the population from 2021. This decision was made at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Monday, December 28.

"The project was developed with the aim of financial stabilization of the electricity market next year and stable operation of energy enterprises, which are entrusted with obligations to ensure public interests (Energoatom, Ukrenergo, Ukrhydroenergo)," Acting Minister of Energy, Yuriy Vitrenko, said.

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"The revised draft resolution includes: the extension of the PSO action until March 31, 2021; the establishment from January 1 to March 31, 2021, of a fixed price for electricity for the population at the level of UAH 1.68 ($ 0.0593) per kWh (including VAT)," Vitrenko stressed.

Earlier for the first 100 kWh of electricity, the population paid at a preferential tariff of UAH 0.9 ($ 0,031)per kWh.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine suggests abandoning state regulation of tariffs for heating and hot water. It is proposed to transfer such powers to local authorities. 

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