The formula «Rotterdam plus» does not affect the cost of electricity for the population – expert

Purchases of coal abroad, even at a price exceeding its predictive value inherent in the wholesale market price (ORC) electricity, will not affect the tariff for the population.

Comments about this «Energieforum» said the Deputy Chairman of all-Ukrainian energy Assembly Yuriy sakva.

«The price of coal, laid in approved wholesale market price for electricity in 2017 (the»Rotterdam plus». «GORDON»), is $83, or 2235 UAH per ton without railway transportation today does not cover the price of imported coal of ASH – no, which is imported from South Africa ($107 per tonne) or purchased in the United States ($113 per ton)», – he noted.

According to him, the wholesale market price is set by the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in the sphere of energy and utilities (NKREKU), until the end of the year and only affects the tariff for industrial consumers.

«The population program of the national Commission for the gradual increase in tariffs in 2015-2017 fully implemented, and the new agenda for the elimination of cross-subsidies is not» – said Sakwa.

The expert stressed that the price at which generating companies today buy coal, will only affect the profitability or unprofitability of these companies «without consequences for consumers.»

In April 2016 the national Commission approved the method of calculation of the wholesale price of electricity, which is based on the European price index for coal.

The head of the national Commission Dmitry Vovk said that the marginal price of coal by this formula will take into account index on the European stock exchange in Rotterdam (API2) and the cost of transportation of coal to the domestic market («Rotterdam plus transport»).

The Director of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnik declared that the formula «Rotterdam plus» illegal because Ukraine imports only 3% of coal. At the same time Nasalik said that in 2017, about 25% of anthracite in Ukraine is of foreign origin.

The formula «Rotterdam plus» does not affect the cost of electricity for the population – expert 29.08.2017

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