The decision of the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in the energy and utilities (NKREKU), the increase in wholesale market prices for electricity in Ukraine to 2018 is accepted in interests of the businessman Rinat Akhmetov. This opinion to the edition «GORDON» was expressed by the President of the Center for global studies «Strategy XXI» Michael Gonchar.
«Akhmetov allowed to continue to use the feeder. Nothing new compared to previous years did not happen – the scheme does not change. The regulator, which is controlled by the President just gives the nod and all. Because the rotation part of the national Commission not carried out, decided to catch the moment of the national Commission churns out the «right» decisions in the interests of oligarchic groups. Akhmetov on the market of coal and electricity is the number one player. Obviously, something’s gotta give and those who protected this scheme,» – said Gonchar.
He doubts that the new regulator will be independent.
«To raise tariffs it is necessary. But the question is, what is the size of this increase. We in the sphere of energy and love to raise rates globally. Not by a few percent, and twice, roughly speaking. Where such races? This is done in the interests of the oligarchs. The regulator, in fact, manual. Let’s see if independent new composition of the national Commission. This is a big issue,» resumeall Gonchar.
In accordance with the decision of the national Commission, the wholesale market price for electricity in Ukraine from 1 January 2018 will increase by 9.5%, and from 1 April and by another 6.1 percent.
According to the draft decision, the increase in wholesale market prices due to inflation, wage growth, the devaluation of the hryvnia and the increase in gas prices by 16.7% coal 38.3%, which is calculated on the basis of the European index, including delivery to Ukraine (formula «Rotterdam plus»).
The wholesale market price effect on the formation of electricity tariffs for industrial consumers.
The national Commission churns out the «right» decisions in the interests of oligarchic groups – the Potter about the increase in electricity tariffs 29.12.2017