The Ministry of economic development proposed to increase the electricity tariffs by 4% in 2017

The Ministry of economic development proposed to increase the electricity tariffs by 4% in 2017


Moscow. 10 Oct. The Ministry of economic development proposed to index the tariffs for electricity transmission on networks of 3%, the electricity tariffs for the population by 4%, said Minister of economic development Alexey Uljukaev to journalists on Monday in Istanbul.

“The electricity offer of 3% for networks and 4% for the population in 2017”, – he said. The Minister explained that the proposals were developed based on the new forecast for inflation in 2017 at 4%.

He also said that the Ministry has proposed to index gas tariffs for the population and for industry in 2017 to a level not higher than 3%. Tariffs on gas transportation, he said, also recommended to be indexed by 3% in 2017.

“The tariffs proposed the principle of “inflation minus”, based on the fact that the inflation forecast of 4% for 2017″, – the Minister explained the principle of the tariff.

“For gas it will be 3% for the industry, and the public. And indexation of tariffs for gas transportation is also offered at 3%,” – said Ulyukayev on proposals for the indexation of gas tariffs. According to him, such proposals are contained in the forecast of socio-economic development for 2017-2019, which the government plans to consider at the meeting on 13 October.

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