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The government will curtail the energy tariff equalization program in the Far East, making it available only to a limited number of industrial enterprises - EastRussia | Far East

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The government will curtail the energy tariff equalization program in the Far East, making it available only to a limited number of industrial enterprises.

The government will curtail the energy tariff equalization program in the Far East, making it available only to a limited number of industrial enterprises.
The program of energy tariff equalization in the Far East, which was declared by the Government as one of the key achievements of the new economic policy in the region, is likely to be significantly reduced.

This is evidenced by the recently published list of orders President of Russia following the meeting of the Presidium of the State Council of the Russian Federation, held on the margins of the Eastern Economic Forum 10 September 2018.

Thus, the Government is charged with ensuring the adoption of regulatory legal acts in order to extend to 2028 the operation of the mechanism for equalizing prices (tariffs) for electricity to the average Russian level only for individual consumers of electrical energy. These include small business (consumers with technological connection at a low voltage level (0,4 kV and less), as well as legal entities implementing investment projects selected according to Method No. XXUMX (On Approval of the Methodology for Selecting Investment Projects Planned for Implementation in the Far East) East and the Baikal region ").

At the same time, companies implementing such investment projects will be able to pay for electricity at the average Russian tariff only if they comply with their commitments to increase electricity consumption in the framework of such investment projects and the 100% level of payments for electricity supplied. At the moment, in the whole Far East only two dozen companies can meet these conditions.

Another restriction that is spelled out in presidential assignments is a ban on the alignment of electricity tariffs to the average Russian level for consumers financed by the budgets of all levels of the budget system of the Russian Federation.

Recall that the program of equalizing energy tariffs to the average Russian level by subsidizing Far Eastern energy from the wholesale electricity market started in June 2017. Immediately in the 5 regions - in Chukotka, in the Magadan region, on Kamchatka, on Sakhalin and in Yakutia - the leveling has had a significant effect, expressed in billions of dollars in savings both for business and for regional budgets. The leveling mechanism was aimed at all industrial consumers of the listed regions, without any division into categories.

The program was originally designed for three years, the Ministry of East Development of Russia has repeatedly raised the issue of its extension in full. Large energy consumers in the central part of Russia constantly opposed tariff equalization. Also among the "dissatisfied" were businessmen of the Khabarovsk Territory, to which the program did not apply.

More information about the alignment of energy tariffs - in the material “Tariffs for someone else's account"