The national Commission has increased the cost of connecting to the mains

The national Commission carrying out regulation in the sphere of energy and utilities, approved the unit cost of non-standard connection to electric networks for 2017 at the level of 3,7-11,3 thousand UAH/kW. The corresponding decision of the regulator adopted at the meeting on 31 January, reports «Economic truth».

According to NERC, this decision will ensure sustainable functioning of the market of services on connection of electrical installations to the networks and will improve Ukraine’s position in Doing Business rating.

At the same time, representatives of associations uniting producers of electricity from renewable sources, sharply criticized the decision.

According to them, the adoption of this document will lead to higher connection costs of solar and wind power plants in several times that would deprive the projects of investment attractiveness.

Monday «Ukrainian Association of renewable energy» said that NERC is planning to increase the cost of connection to electric networks more than 6 times.

The Association noted that the adoption of this decision may have a negative impact on the investment climate in the country, reduce the competitiveness of Ukraine in attracting foreign capital.

«The likely result will be the abandonment of investment in the Ukrainian economy, the lack of creation of new enterprises, and, accordingly, the new domestic production, deterioration in the trade balance, and as a result of deterioration in the welfare of every Ukrainian,» — said in the Association.

As you know, January 25 NERC raised tariffs for the services of Central water supply and sanitation 9% and 37%.

And from 1 September 2016 rose tariffs for electric energy for the population by 25-30% in accordance with the adopted plan of increase of tariffs the national Commission.

The national Commission has increased the cost of connecting to the mains 31.01.2017

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