The head of the state Duma Committee on energy, opposed the tariff increase

The head of the state Duma Committee on energy, opposed the tariff increase


In November it was reported that the government proposes from 1 July 2016 to change the order of calculation of tariffs for electricity for the population.

MOSCOW, 21 Dec –. In the electricity and network complex enough resources to electricity tariffs now not be raised, said Chairman of the state Duma Committee on energy Pavel Zavalny at a press conference in MIA “Russia today” on Monday.

Earlier, Deputy energy Minister Vyacheslav Kravchenko said that the fixed monthly fee population for the maintenance of the electricity networks will allow network companies to receive about 3 billion rubles annually.

“My position is negative. Understanding the economic feasibility of these proposals (the Ministry of energy — ed.), I believe that there are still reserves in the power generation and grid industry, so that rates did not increase”, — said obstruction at a press conference summing up the year and the Day of energy, which is celebrated on December 22.

In his view, “the monthly fee is a bonus, payment for power… the attempt to the population at the same time paying for the power used not just for energy”. All power in the complex network designed for this consumption, and subscription fees compensates for the loss of network companies in case people did not use electricity, said the head of the Committee.

Zavalny added that now this topic has been discussed in various authorities, but it requires wide public discussion.

In November it was reported that the Russian government proposes from 1 July 2016 to change the order of calculation of tariffs for electricity for the population. Among other things, to reduce the amount of cross-subsidization, it is proposed to introduce a fixed monthly fee for maintenance of electricity networks — in the amount of 20 rubles per household per month, followed by indexation to projected inflation.