Electricity prices in Buryatia are expected to decline by a quarter - Arkady Dvorkovich
The Russian government equated Buryatia with regions, for which special features of the wholesale and retail electricity markets have been established. This will reduce the average electricity prices for consumers of the republic by almost a quarter. This was announced on July 25 in Ulan-Ude by Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government Arkady Dvorkovich.
- I want to outline the main decisions. On July 17, the Russian Prime Minister signed the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 842 on introducing the Republic of Buryatia into the list of territories of the wholesale market price zones for which the functioning of the wholesale and retail markets is established. This means that the average electricity prices for consumers in Buryatia, especially for those who have the highest tariff, can decrease by almost a quarter. The basic decision was made. I hope that it will be received positively by the residents and business of the republic, "Arkady Dvorkovich said at a meeting on transport, energy and road development.
Acting Head of Buryatia Alexei Tsydenov noted that the decision of the federal center to reduce the tariff for electricity is of paramount importance for the republic and its importance can not be overestimated.
- The cost of electricity for economic development of the republic is one of the key values. Given the environmental constraints that operate in the central ecological zone of the Baikal Territory, the cost of electricity becomes a key to business development, - said Alexey Tsydenov.
At the beginning of the speech, Arkady Dvorkovich noted that Buryatia is far from the simplest Russian region, but the federal center jointly with the regional leadership intends to develop a plan to improve the economic situation of the republic.
- Everywhere is not easy, but here, due to historical peculiarities, peculiarities of the territorial location of production, a complicated situation has developed. This has an impact on the state of the infrastructure, and on tariffs. The federal government and the leadership of the republic understand that it is only through joint efforts and through carefully verified steps that the situation can be brought to a favorable view. It will take time, we agreed on the first steps to improve the situation with the cost of electricity and allow the business to develop more comfortably in the near future, "the Russian Deputy Prime Minister said.