Electricity tariffs announced for 2022 in Russia

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Tariff “corridors” for electricity for the population for 2022 were calculated by the Federal Antimonopoly Service.

 

The draft order of the department provides for the establishment of minimum and maximum levels that will have to be taken into account by regional authorities when determining specific tariffs for the next year.

 

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The Ministry of Economic Development told about the new tariffs for housing and communal services

The electricity tariff for each region can increase by a maximum of either 5% (an increase in electricity tariffs provided for in the forecast of the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation), or to the level of the marginal index of the rise in prices for utilities (it is set by the government for each region at the end of the previous year), if it is above 5%.

 

Electricity tariffs are regulated at the federal and regional levels, the FAS press service explained. They should not be above or below the limit values. The regions form the final prices. When setting limit levels, the Antimonopoly Service uses the tools of a built multi-level system to protect citizens from significant changes in payment, the FAS emphasizes. In addition, the service analyzes the tariffs established for the population and, if violations of the limit levels are detected, the decisions of the regions are canceled. For example, in 2021, such decisions were canceled in the Tver and Arkhangelsk regions.

Electricity tariffs are expected to rise as usual from July. It is envisaged that in the second half of 2022, electricity tariffs in Moscow and the Moscow region, in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region should come closer to each other (they will become almost the same).

 

The FAS monitors that the maximum size of payment of citizens for all types of utilities does not rise above the inflation rate, explains Pavel Sklyanchuk, an expert on the ONF thematic platform “Housing and Urban Environment”. “However, guaranteeing suppliers and power grid companies have their own separate protected quota for increasing tariffs, next year by 5%, within these limit indices. That is, for water utilities or heating grid companies, tariffs will increase by a smaller amount, or deviations from the established indices will be separately approved. accordingly, the state of their communal infrastructure as a whole there will always be worse than in the power grid complex. This situation became possible due to the technological features of electricity generation, as well as thanks to an effective consumption metering system, “he says.

 

Electricity can be the most expensive in Chukotka, the cheapest – in the Irkutsk region

Electricity in the second half of 2022 may be the most expensive in Chukotka – the maximum tariff level allowed by the FAS here is 9.27 rubles per kilowatt. High tariffs can also be in the Moscow region – 6.23 rubles per kilowatt, Moscow – 6.28 rubles, Yakutia (7.23 rubles), Kamchatka Territory (7.29 rubles per kilowatt).

The lowest tariffs can be set in the Irkutsk region (at least 1.27 rubles per kilowatt), Khakassia (2.44 rubles), Dagestan (2.97 rubles), Chechnya (3.09 rubles) and the Murmansk region (3.10 rubles ).

 

In a number of regions, different tariffs are applied when paying for electricity within the social consumption rate and above it. For example, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, social tariffs can fluctuate from 1.13 to 2.98 rubles, electricity consumption in addition – from 4.57 to 4.80 rubles per kilowatt. Differentiated tariffs are also used in the Trans-Baikal Territory, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Oryol, Rostov Regions

The expert told how to return part of utility bills

 

1.13 rubles per kilowatt is the lowest possible tariff for beneficiaries in the Krasnoyarsk Territory

“The scourge of tariff regulation in electricity is cross-subsidization – when some categories of consumers pay for others,” Sklyanchuk notes. “The lowest tariffs are set for the population. However, increased electricity costs for businesses are reflected in the final cost of products. regions, a social norm of electricity consumption was introduced, when poor citizens could pay even less for a small amount of kilowatt / hours. However, this approach was not approved at the federal level due to the further aggravation of cross-subsidization. “

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