The national Commission, carrying out state regulation in spheres of power and utilities (NKREKU) from 1 January 2018 will reduce the average rate of NEK “Ukrenergo” by 29.4% compared to the rate for the current year – 6,933 kop/kW·h to 4,894 kopecks/kWh (hereinafter – VAT).

The relevant Commission decision was adopted on Thursday. At the same time, Ukrenergo has proposed to reduce the company’s rate by 10% to 6.24 kopecks/kWh.

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According to the decision of the national Commission, the tariff “Ukrenergo” for the first quarter of 2018 will make 3,598 kopecks/kWh (without VAT), the second is 6.4 kopecks/kWh (without VAT), the third – on 4, 64 kopecks/kWh (without VAT), the fourth – 5,137 kopecks/kWh (without VAT).

The electricity transmission network of NEK in 2018 is projected at 113.5 bn kWh, including in the fourth quarter and 29.5 billion kWh, second quarter to 25 billion kWh, III quarter – 27 .6 billion kWh, IV quarter – 31.4 billion kWh.

Investment programme to 2018 was approved in the amount of 2 billion 607,139 million. Sources of funding the PI will loan funds – 1 billion 238,463 million, depreciation – 687,037 million UAH, the profit on capital investment – 636,852 million, other income – UAH 40 million, depreciation of Gosenergonadzor – 4,787 million.

Chapter Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk in the meeting noted that during the discussion of the draft SP-2018 total amount of financing of actions for construction, modernization and reconstruction have been reduced by the Commission at UAH 200 million from the proposed companies. According to him, the soon expected approval of many large projects by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the company will ask the Commission to reconsider SP-2018.

“Ukrenergo” performs the operation of trunk and interstate transmission lines, and centralized dispatching operation of the ECO. NEK is a state enterprise, which is managed by the Ministry of energy and coal industry.

The national Commission responsible for state regulation of activity of subjects of natural monopolies in the electricity, heat supply, oil and gas sector, centralized water supply and drainage, recycling and disposal of waste as well as ensures the implementation of price and tariff policy in these spheres.