This is the fifth planned increase in electricity tariffs for the households.
Compared with April 2015, the electricity tariffs increased by 3.5 times.
Earlier, in February 2015, The National Energy and Utilities Regulation Commission (NEURC) approved a two-year schedule of raising electricity tariffs for the households.According to the plan, tariffs were gradually lifted on April 1 and September 1, 2015, by an average of 45.2% and 23%, respectively.
On March 1, 2016, NEURC raised the electricity tariffs for the population to UAH 0.57/kWh given the consumption under 100 kWh per month.
On September 1, 2016, electricity tariffs rose by 25-30%.
At the same time Ukraine delivers electricity to the Russia-occupied territories of Donbas for free. Only as of April 2016 Ukraine delivered to Russia-occupied Donbas electricity in the amount of 21 billion hryvnia (900 million USD).
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