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Ukraine sees new hike in energy tariffs

Bills soar by a quarter.

Ukraine sees new hike in energy tariffs
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As of September 1, in accordance with the national energy regulator's decree of 26 February 2015, Ukraine took fourth, penultimate stage of the increase in electricity tariffs for the population.

The electricity bills, including for families with electric stoves will make:

Below 100 kWh (in rural areas below 150 kWh) - 71.4 kop. / kWh instead of 57 kop.;

from 100 to 600 kWh (in rural areas from 150 to 600 kWh) - 1.29 UAH / kWh instead of 99 kop.;

over 600 kWh - 1.638 USD / kWh instead of 1.479 hryvnya.

In the heating period until 30 April 2017 for the population living in apartment buildings with natural gas supplies and without district heating systems, including in rural areas (within the 3,600 kWh / month) hostels, as well as in large families, foster families, family-type homes the tariffs are set at 0.714 UAH/ kWh.

The first three phases of the increases in tariffs took place on April 1, September 1, 2015 and March 1, 2016. The final hike, according to the Resolution №220, is slated for 1 March 2017.

Thereafter, the minimum cost of one kilowatt would be at 90 kopecks.

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