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Kyiv energy bills to include costs for upgrading Eurovision arena

Kyiv households will pay for the modernisation of Eurovision venue

Kyiv energy bills to include costs for upgrading Eurovision arena
Photo: International Exhibition Center

The government recommended that the tariffs of Kyivenergo included the costs for the modernization of electricity supply system of the International Exhibition Centre, the main venue of Eurovision-2017, Ukrainian News reported on 4 December.

The Organizing Committee of Eurovision, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion, recommend the national energy regulator, the Kyiv city, and the company Kyivenergo to include in utility energy tariffs the costs associated with the repair of electrical equipment and mains to increase the capacity of the power grid of International Exhibition Centre, the agency reported with a reference to a resolution of the Eurovision Organizing Committee.

The energy bills will also include the cost of purchase and installation of 0.4 kV transformer substations to enhance power supply reliability of the IEC.

Kyiv city hall is instructed to work out a plan of the repair and modernisation works before January 10.

The holding of Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine is expected to generate 200mn hryvnia in revenues, while the costs may reach 656mn.