Today, at a meeting of the Government of Ukraine, a resolution was adopted "On Amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated June 5, 2019 No. 483", which, in particular, extended the validity of the provision on imposing special obligations on the process of functioning of the electric energy market (PSO).
The resolution was adopted in order to avoid a rapid increase in tariffs for the population from January next year. Thus, the validity period of the current JI mechanism ends on 01.01.2021, and in case of non-acceptance of the proposed changes, the price of electricity for household consumers should be formed on market conditions, which would lead to a sharp, more than 2.5 times increase in the tariff for electricity for the population. (up to about 3.30 UAH /kWh).
Accordingly, the said decree established a single fixed price for electric energy for household consumers - 1.68 UAH /kWh. In fact, the tariff for the population until 03/31/2021 was kept at the current level (not counting the preferential price for the first 100 kWh /month).
At the same time, the coefficients of two - and three-zone metering of electrical energy have been preserved and left unchanged. Therefore, in the case of establishing, for example, a two-zone metering of electric energy, its price at night will be 50% less.
The changes in the JI will also allow to ensure financial stabilization of the electricity market in January - March 2021 and the sustainable operation of energy enterprises that are entrusted with special responsibilities to ensure public interests (NNEGC Energoatom, CJSC Ukrhydroenergo, NEC Ukrenergo) .
At the same time, the Ministry of Energy, together with NKREKP and other participants in the electricity market, plans to develop an improved scenario for financial balancing of the electricity market in 2021 within the next month, on the basis of which an updated version of the JI will be proposed to the government.