Electricity tariffs may be raised in May: what decision did the Cabinet of Ministers make

The Cabinet of Ministers extended the special period with preferential prices for electricity until April 30. That is, Ukrainians will not raise tariffs for electricity until that time.

This was announced by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmigal. Thus, while Ukrainians will pay:

  • for consumption up to 250 kWh – UAH 1.44 per kWh;
  • for consumption over 250 kWh – UAH 1.68 per kWh.

“Mechanism [покладання спеціальних обов’язків на учасників ринку електричної енергії для забезпечення суспільних інтересів у процесі функціонування ринку електричної енергії] will be valid until April 30 this year. The price of electricity until the end of the heating season will remain unchanged.

Tariffs may increase from May

Earlier, Adviser to the Prime Minister Yuriy Boyko said that the government is currently considering several different concepts for liberalizing the electricity market. Yes:

  • the most radical involves the establishment of fully market prices;
  • others are a variety of cost-raising schedules to mitigate the economic impact on consumers.

According to him, one of these strategies will be adopted in the spring. At the same time, targeted monetary subsidies will be provided for vulnerable segments of the population.

The Adviser to the Prime Minister stressed that the current tariff for the population is about 4 times lower than the real cost of energy – in connection with which more than 140 billion hryvnias a year are spent on maintaining low tariffs. At the same time, Boyko assured that when replacing the current system of subsidizing all consumers with targeted assistance to vulnerable segments of the population, about UAH 40 billion a year will be spent on subsidies.

As reported by GLOBAL HAPPENINGS, changes in bills for cold water are also being prepared in Ukraine. The profile national commission (NKREKU) has already announced an increase in two stages, each time by 10%. However, this is just an average figure for Ukraine – in some cities the tariff may increase by 30-40%.

Source: Obozrevatel

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