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Government raises electricity prices for households (updated)

The nightly electricity tariff for homes with a dual-zone meter will be 2.16 kWh.

Government raises electricity prices for households (updated)

From 1 June, the electricity tariff for households in Ukraine will increase. It will amount to 4.32 kWh regardless of consumption, Ekonomichna Pravda reports, citing its own sources.

From 1 June, the single electricity tariff for households will be UAH 4.32 per kWh. The decision was made at a government meeting on 31 May.

The new tariff will be in effect from 1 June 2024 until the end of April 2025.

There have also been changes for individual and collective household consumers living in residential buildings (including hotel-type residential buildings and apartments) equipped with electric heating systems.

A differentiated tariff was set for them: up to 2000 kWh consumed per month - UAH 2.64/kWh, over 2000 kWh per month - UAH 4.32/kWh.

Addendum. According to Energy Minister Herman Hlushchenko, during the heating period (from 1 October 2024 to 30 April 2025), a preferential tariff for consumers using electric heating installations is provided at the level of UAH 2.64 per kWh (if they consume up to 2000 kWh of electricity per month during this period). 

At the same time, the ‘night tariff’ (with the appropriate two-zone meter installed) will be UAH 2.16 per kWh.

‘The tariff increase is a difficult but necessary step. The goal is not to be left without electricity, to maintain the system. We are facing a large-scale reconstruction that will require a lot of effort and money. All this time, the repair campaign at generation, distribution and transmission facilities has been ongoing. Unfortunately, we understand that the enemy will continue shelling energy facilities, and we have to use all possible resources,' said Halushchenko. 

If Russia had not systematically destroyed Ukraine's energy infrastructure, he added, tariffs would have remained unchanged so far.

The Minister noted that in the difficult economic situation due to the war, it is impossible to allow the price of electricity for households to rise to the market level (almost UAH 7.5 per kWh), but the state cannot maintain an extremely low preferential price for all consumers in these conditions. 

After all, the electricity tariff of UAH 2.64 covered only a third of the real cost of electricity.

‘State support should be fair and targeted at those who really need it. Those who cannot afford to pay for electricity services at the new tariff will receive assistance from the state in the form of targeted subsidies,’ the Energy Minister said.

With an average monthly electricity consumption of 170 kWh, the electricity bill will increase by UAH 285, the Ministry of Energy said.

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