The Cabinet of Ministers plans to bring the benefits back to residents of cities located in the zone 30 km from the nuclear power plant

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and acting Energy Minister Yurii Vitrenko assured that they would soon resolve the issue of electricity tariffs for residents of cities located in a thirty-kilometre zone from the nuclear power plant, Economichna Pravda reports.

MP Denys Herman reported on this issue following a working meeting with the people's deputies, the Prime Minister and the acting Minister of Energy.

"There were several options for bringing this tariff back: through a subsidy and a separate tariff," he comments. According to Herman, the majority is inclined towards the tariff.

We are talking primarily about Nikopol, Marhanets and Pokrov, which have refused to have centralised heating, which means they are more dependent on electric heating tariffs.

On January 13, at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Denys Shmyhal also instructed the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Policy to target subsidies for those who use electricity for heating.

As a reminder, at the end of December 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine extended PSO on the electricity market until March 31, 2021. It established a single electricity tariff for household consumers at UAH 1.68/kWh.

Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers deprived residents of cities located in a 30-kilometre zone from the nuclear power plant, a 30% discount on electricity.

Tags: The Cabinet of Ministers, NPP, tariffs, electricity market, Витренко, price, Shmyhal, The Ministry of Energy, electricity consumption

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