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Ukraine’s parliament demands from government to return reduced tariff for electricity

Source : 112 Ukraine

337 MPs supported the decision
13:19, 28 January 2021

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted regulation #4650 that recommends the Cabinet of Ministers to return the reduced tariff for the first 100 kW of electricity. 337 MPs supported this decision, as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported.

The issue is about the return of the concessionary norm, according to which, the consumers of the electricity paid for the first 100 kW of electricity 90 kopiyka per month ($0.032), and each next kW costs 1.68 hryvnias ($0.060).

“To order the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to urgently amend the fixed prices for the electricity for domestic consumers…in establishing of the tariff for electricity for the population (including people who live in houses equipped with kitchen electric cookers), (including the countryside) for the volume consumed up to 100 kW per hour of the electricity per month (inclusive) in the sum of $0.032 for a kW per hour (with value-added tax),” the regulation said.

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The MPs offer the Cabinet of Ministers and the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine to consider the possibility:

  • introduction of the state regulation of the tariffs, including the establishment of limit values of trade margin (mark-on) for tariffs on housing and utility services (heating, hot water, electricity, and natural gas);
  • amendment of fixed tariffs for electricity (it is offered to establish a particular tariff for electricity for population – for volume consumed up to 100 kW per hour in a month);
  • to establish a particular tariff for electricity for the population of houses equipped by heating electricity-generating equipment and off the gas grid houses – for volume – up to 3,000 kW per hour in a month.

The draft regulation also recommends the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine to assume measures toward the anti-competitive agreed actions and abuse of monopoly state at the market of housing and utility services and the Committee for Energy and Housing and Utilities Services to consider the legislative initiatives on mentioned issues and integrated proposals for submission to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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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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