The National Commission for State Regulation in the Spheres of Energy and Utilities (NKREKP) has liquidated the Department of Strategic Development and Planning. This was announced by the director of the disbanded division of the regulator Valery Tsaplin.
“Today the Department of Strategic Development and Planning of NKREKP has been liquidated and divided into several parts. Me and 3 other heads of departments of the department expressed disagreement with such a decision in the only way available to us - we are leaving the Commission, "he wrote on his Facebook page.
According to Tsaplin, the reason for the liquidation of the commission was the disagreement of the leadership of this division with the method of incentive tariff setting for operators of electricity distribution systems, which was recently adopted by members of NKREKP.
“Heads of the Department reasonably opposed the Chairman and members of the Commission, in particular about the so-called“ RAB-tariffs ”. I think this was the reason for the liquidation of the department, ”Tsaplin said. Also, the ex-head of the department said that the department employed professional people with international education and extensive experience.
Earlier in the association of enterprises "Ukrmetallurgprom" stated that a new increase in electricity prices planned by the NKREKP from November 1 until the end of the year could cause the collapse of not only the metallurgical sector of Ukraine, but the entire economy of the country.
The Commission intends to increase tariffs for the transportation of electricity by 30%, to 313.07 hryvnia per MWh, and for 2021 it is planned to more than double the current tariff to 501 hryvnia per MWh.