The calculations of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine contain prerequisites for the growth in electricity tariffs in 2018, says the head of the National Commission carrying out regulation in the sphere of energy and coal industry of Ukraine (NKREKU) Vovk.

“In the last few months have been “fatherly” statements by different members of the government about the reasons for reducing/unraised tariff, or collectively, the “utilities”. Yesterday I received the forecast balance of electricity in 2018, approved by the Ministry of energy. It is evidence to the contrary!”, – he wrote on his Facebook page.

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According NKREKU prepared by the Ministry balance includes a reduction in the share of nuclear in electricity production in 2018, compared to the current, vs 54.2 to 52.7%, hydro power, from 5.3% to 5%. The share of thermal power plants, on the contrary, is expected to grow from 30.2 to 31 .2%, CHP and cogeneration units – from 7.2 to 7.6%.

According to the calculations Department, block power station in 2018, as in the current will produce 1% of the total volume of electricity, pumped storage plant will increase its share from 1 to 1.1%, and alternative sources – from 1.2 to 1.3%. In the Ministry expect that total electricity generation in 2018 will increase by 1.2% (1.9 bn kWh).

In addition to the increase in the share of electricity produced by TPPs, the overall balance, according to the national Commission, to increase of tariffs also leads the inflation, the devaluation of the hryvnia.