For the vast number of consumers a change in the monthly electricity bills will be from 9 to 38 UAH.
The growth of spending on electricity rates through the increase in tariffs that occurred from March 1, 2017, will be from 9 to 38 UAH, depending on the monthly consumption.
This was during the briefing, which focused on the causes and consequences of the growth in electricity tariffs for the population, said Chairman of the National Commission carrying out regulation in the sphere of energy and utilities (NKREKU) Vovk.
“For the vast number of consumers a change in the monthly electricity bills will be from 9 to 38 UAH”, – he said.
He also explained that for 15% of the population that uses up to 50 kW-h (at the rate of 90 cents/kWh) the monthly cost will rise to 9 hryvnias for 40% of domestic consumers who use between 50 to 100 kWh per month (at the rate of 90 cents/kWh) – costs will increase by 18 UAH, and for households that consume more than 100 kWh per month (60%) – increase in monthly bills will amount to UAH 38.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in February 2015, the national Commission approved a two-year schedule of tariff increases for electricity for the population, which involves a gradual increase to 90 cents/kWh if consumption up to 100 kWh per month and 1.68 UAH/kWh if consumption more than 100 kWh per month. This increase was carried out with the goal of eliminating cross-subsidy, where industrial consumers pay more of the population and, thus, covered part of the cost of electricity for the population.
From 1 September 2016, the national Commission has increased the electricity tariff for the population to 71.4 penny per kWh if consumption up to 100 kWh, to 1.29 UAH/kWh (from 100 to 600 kWh), while consumption over 600 kWh up to 1,638 UAH/kWh.
On March 1, the electricity tariffs for the population rose to 0.9 UAH/kWh for households consuming less than 100 kWh per month and to 1.68 UAH/kWh if consumption more than 100 kWh.