Electricity is rising again: how much to pay Ukrainians for communal

Ukraine without Donbass anthracite. In response to the “nationalization” of the Ukrainian enterprises and the deterioration of the situation in the East of the national security Council banned all movement of goods across the line of contact. Now our country will have to buy coal abroad. Earlier, the Cabinet had said: if we abandon coal from so-called “DNR/LNR”, the electricity tariff will have to increase by at least 30%. The website “Today” figured out how and why might appreciate the communal Ukraine.

Reconsider whether the tariff for the population

Ukraine imported from enterprises that are temporarily controlled territories, to nine million tons of coal annually. One ton of such coal is treated in 1730 UAH, at the same time, according to the formula “Rotterdam+”, imported coal costs about 3000 UAH, said in a television broadcast, Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko. This year Ukraine fully refused from coal from the so-called “DNR” and “LNR”. Now it will have to be purchased abroad. According to the head of the national Commission Dmitry Vovk, in 2017 Ukraine imported 5.6 million tons. This is considerably less than last year. The consumption decreased after the government’s decision on the introduction of a state of emergency in the energy sector.

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If used for electricity generation has spent 30 tons of anthracite per day, after the imposition of emergency the consumption was reduced to 20 thousand tons. In addition, generation would gradually switch from anthracite coal to coal of gas group. This, according to government estimates, will take two to two and a half years.

Even with coal from the so-called “DNR” Ukraine had to import anthracite. Last year, as reported by the State fiscal service, most of the coal Ukraine bought in Russia. So, 906 million dollars spent on Russian coal, 212 million dollars for coal from the United States and 94 million on imports from Canada.

Energy Minister Igor Nasalik has said that the Ministry is preparing a decree banning imports from Russia. “I will introduce at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers order no coal energy was not from Russia. Refers anthracite”, – the Minister said. At the same time Volodymyr Groysman suggested that our government will buy coal from the United States of America, Australia or South Africa. This decision will affect the cost of electricity generation.

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The tariff for light for the population, said the Prime Minister, based on the cost of Ukrainian coal, including imported from the temporarily controlled territories. “On the “Rotterdam” coal costs about 3000 USD, and at the rate he set at the level of UAH 1730. Isn’t it? So 3,000 hryvnia – is a fake. In Rotterdam buy coal now it is impossible just because it is twice as expensive than embedded in the price of electricity,” was sevalal Prime Minister at a government meeting in February of this year.

“On the “Rotterdam” coal costs about 3000 USD, and at the rate he set at the level of UAH 1730. Isn’t it? So 3,000 hryvnia – is a fake. In Rotterdam buy coal now it is impossible just because it is twice as expensive than embedded in the price of electricity,” said the Prime Minister.

A few weeks ago Pavlo Rozenko stated: if we abandon coal from the so-called “republics” and buy it only abroad, the electricity tariff for the population will increase by another 30%.

“If we want, and “blockade” is want we bought coal on foreign markets at a price “Rotterdam +” and paid the price for it above the three thousand, they should say that, as a consequence , the current price of electricity should grow by at least 30%, “—said Rozenko 16 February, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

Now if consumption more than 100 kWh each kWh of 1.68 is the hryvnia. If electricity will rise by 30%, each kWh will cost more than two hryvnia.

The head of the tenants Union of Ukraine Alexander Skubchenko assumes the rate for the population can actually increase, but electricity will rise slightly by 10-15%, or 16-25 cents per kWh if consumption more than 100 kilowatts.

“The planned increase of electricity ended. Unplanned please. In the production of electricity also has its components. As soon as one of the components is expensive, the manufacturer gets the right to increase the rate. We have at least one quarter has passed without raising tariffs? There was no such. In any case, if the increase will be, it will not be significantly. I think in the range of 10-15% tariff increase”, – said the head of the tenants Union of Ukraine Alexander Skubchenko.

By the way, the national Commission has already decided to raise the wholesale market price (ORC) power by 1% from April. If at the moment, each MWh is 1341,5 of the hryvnia in the next month for this amount of electricity will have to pay 1354,9 hryvnia.

Prior to that, the Commission promised to reduce the tariff of orts by 5.8%. “In the current environment, including the embargo, we regret to inform about the cancellation of previously planned decision to lower wholesale market prices from 1 April 2017,” — said Dmitry Vovk on his page in the social network.

Together with the electricity can rise cold and hot water

Alexander Skubchenko notes: if the decision on revision of electricity tariff will, for Ukrainians will rise and other utilities. The structure of the tariff for cold water 25% of the cost of electricity. Another 38% in the tariff structure is wages, which also grew over the past year. NKREKU before the problems with the shortage of coal announced in 2017 and rising water rates by an average of 9%. “Kyivvodocanal” planned to raise its rate of 16.4%. At the moment cubic meter of cold water costs 13,77 hryvnia, after a rise in price per cubic meter of water will have to pay more than 16 UAH.

“The new rates are approved by local authorities. The rate should correspond to the costs incurred by the company. Should not be social populism,” – said the Deputy mayor Dmitry South-Loving.

As explained in the Commission, businesses must submit applications to establish new tariffs up to August 10.

In addition, the cost of electricity and cold water depends on the tariff for hot water. “What is hot water? Is heated cold water. Of course, the cost of cold water depends on the rate on hot”, – says Alexander Skubchenko. Thus, it should be noted that more than 60% of the tariff for hot water – the cost of gas.

How to pay less

Experts in the field of energy efficiency are sure raising rates – another incentive to save. Virtually any family, having reviewed its consumption, may spend 25-30% less. You can start with simple steps, explained by a professional energy auditor, Manager, DTEK ESKO Sergei Svistun, for example, to replace light bulbs in the apartment to energy saving.

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Energy efficient bulb will save about 80 hryvnia. The lamp power of 0.022 kWh you can buy for 98 USD. To replace all the bulbs in a Studio apartment (for one lamp in the kitchen, in the bathroom, the hallway and the bathroom and three in the chandelier in the room) will need 686 USD. If the lamp power of 75 W in the hallway for two hours a day, in the toilet – an hour in the bathroom 3 hours in the kitchen – 5 hours in the room – 6 hours per month only for “light” typed 65,2 kW. At the same time, energy-saving lamps will spend in the same conditions 19 kWh. Changing all the lamps in the apartment, every month you can save 77,5 UAH, the purchase will pay for itself in 9 months.

An expert in the field of energy efficiency Anna Shumeiko said: the first is to install energy efficient lamps in places where you are most often. In addition, you should think about installing a lamp with a motion sensor in the stairwell and vestibules. “First and foremost, the replacement of incandescent lamps with energy-efficient provides the most obvious result of the economy. Is that really immediately evident in the payment,” – said the expert.

Also it is important to choose a new fridge and washing machine. Modern refrigerators and washing machine with energy efficiency class “A” and above consume much less electricity. In addition, you need to know how to use technique: to select the optimal wash cycle, use the car only after he had accumulated a sufficient number of dirty things, and a fridge to put in a cool and dark place.