For the electric power for the LC will continue to pay Russian consumers and FSK

30 APR “market Council” (the regulator of the energy market) at the correspondence meeting of the Supervisory Board should adopt a compensation scheme for “humanitarian supplies” of electricity from Russia in the LC, told “Kommersant”. But this is not a statement of the new scheme, and the extension of an existing one, said one of its authors. Russian officials came up with the scheme in 2015, then the volume of supply in LNR decided to include the regulatory loss of FSK (which owns a backbone network in Russia). It was also confirmed by the Federal official.

From 1 July 2015, the commercial operator was the monthly formula to calculate the cost of power to determine costs for regulatory losses in the networks. Prior to that loss rate established by the regulator. From 1 January 2016, the government decided to consider the cost of power taking into account a multiplying factor that reflects the ratio of losses in the unified electric grid (UNEG, she manages and FSK) over the previous two years. The coefficient of the Supervisory Board “market Council” approved last summer: from 1 July 2016 to 31 March 2017 it was 1,1203 to the documents of the “Council of the market”. As it was considered the loss of the FGC in the first half of 2016, sources say.

On 30 April, the Supervisory Board should retroactively from April 1 to extend the existing ratio, it follows from the documents to the meeting (have). The ratio will be valid until may 31, 2018, the document says. The representative of the “market Council” has refused comments.

The change in the calculation of losses was required due to the emergency transfer the balance of Federal grid network facilities of the energy bridge from Russia to Crimea, do not agree with the representative of the Ministry of energy. The bridge earned in 2015-2016. Why in this case the factor is temporary, the reply of the Ministry is unclear. The representative of the Ministry has not yet responded to clarifying questions.

Cost of services of FGC, including normative losses, pay for all consumers, except the population. For individuals electricity prices in Russia are regulated.

Russia supplies electricity to the South of the LC line Victory (Peremoha) — Mine (500 kV). In 2015, deliveries were officially, but Ukraine refused to pay the electricity, and Russia with such a position was agreed. Who pays for electricity, were not disclosed.

The maximum power flow from Russia in 2015-2016 was approximately 400 MW, said a Federal official and a source in one of Russia regulating the electricity market agencies. With such power, Russia can supply to the LC about 2 billion kWh per year maximum (worth about 3 billion rubles), was praised by the Director of the energy development Fund Sergey Pikin. Even if we assume that these supplies were paid for Russian consumers through rate FSK, they hardly noticed it: 3 billion RUB gives an increase to the price of less than 0.15 percent, said pikine. The annual volume of the Russian energy market is 2 trillion rubles.

25 April Ukraine stopped the supply of electricity to the LC from the Lugansk power plant. Russia will help the self-proclaimed LNR, which in the night of 25 April, Ukraine cut off power supply, said this week the Plenipotentiary representative of Russia in the contact group on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine, Boris Gryzlov. Now Russia can increase the power flow to approximately 500 MW (up to 2.5 billion kWh per year; a 3.75 billion at the current wholesale rate), said the Federal official. The representative of the Ministry is not commenting.