In Ukraine, more expensive electricity – the expert

В Украине подорожает электричество – эксперт

Payment for electricity from two different companies will lead to growth of tariffs for Ukrainians.

Comments about this ГолосUA, Director of the Institute of energy research Dmitry marunych.

“In the framework of market reforms, which are carried out according to European standards. Separately should be by the consumer for electric energy separately for its delivery. This may increase the overall size of the account. The rise in the rate – hard to say, as you will need to consider each individual case. The electricity tariff will not change. Everything will depend on the component that is responsible for the transmission of electricity. Share, power companies will send people two bills. The rate will increase, but not significantly,” – said Dmitry Marunych.

According to experts, not all power companies will be able to transfer customers to the new system of payment of electricity.

Recall from the beginning of this year, Ukraine will start the first stage of reform of the electricity market. From January 1, services to consumers will provide two separate companies – the operator of the distribution system and supplier.

The first will deal exclusively with the distribution of electricity and operation of power grids. The second will supply electricity to consumers and also to answer for the charges and calculations. Accordingly, customers have 2 of the Treaty.

In Kiev, for example, services for the distribution will provide the company “DTEK Kiev power”, and supply electricity, including, company “Kyiv energy services”, the press service of DTEK. It is noted that the distribution system operator (OCP) will need to address the issues of quality of supply, new connection or replacement of the meter. The company will also be responsible for maintenance and repairs of transmission lines, connection and disconnection of consumers and will also help with the installation of metering devices of electricity.