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Basic electricity tariff increased in the Far East
The basic level of electricity prices in the regions of the Far East for 2020 was established by the Russian government. The tariff was five rubles per kilowatt hour without VAT.
As follows from orders the government published on the official portal of legal information, Yakutia, the Kamchatka Territory, the Magadan and Sakhalin Regions, as well as Chukotka, will receive money from the federal budget to supplement the price of capacity. Funding for the regions will be allocated until November.
The mechanism for equalizing electricity tariffs for Yakutia, Chukotka, the Kamchatka Territory, the Magadan and Sakhalin Regions was introduced in 2017. It was valid until the end of 2019 and applied to all consumers, except ordinary residents, for whom tariffs are always lower.
In December 2019, the State Duma extended the term alignment of energy tariffs for the year - until January 1, 2021. According to Deputy Prime Minister - Envoy of the President of the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev, the mechanism extended to 2028 yearHowever, it can be slightly changed.