Suspected of bribery Vekselberg’s company announced low rates

The tariffs for thermal energy in Russia on average from 2009 to 2016 have increased by approximately 66% and Vorkutinskaya CHPP, by contrast, fell by 4.2%, declared on air of RBC Elena Sanarova, Director of strategic communications T Plus control of OOO Vorkuta CHPP). According to her, this amount does not take into account the rate of inflation and the cost of energy.

Monday, September 5, the Investigative Committee (SKR), with the support of the FSB raided the offices of “T Plus” and controlling the holding “Renova” and two days later, the Syktyvkar city court arrested for two months Director of “T Plus” Boris wainzinher and its predecessor, the managing Director of “Renova” Yevhen Olkhovyk suspected of giving multimillion-dollar bribes to former officials of the Komi Republic. The defendant also is another esk-the General Director of “IES Holding” (2015 renamed to “T-Plus”) Michael Slobodin, who is wanted. According to the TFR, the company’s management during 2007-2014 paid Republican officials 800 million rubles in bribes and also transferred 38% of shares of “Komi energy retail company” to those established for the company best rates for heat and electricity and provided other benefits.

Sanarova claims that Komi authorities not only did not increase the tariffs for thermal energy, but also did not take into account the costs of the repair of heating systems.

According to Rosstat, the tariffs for thermal energy in Komi Republic from 2009 to 2016 have increased by 40% in Russia on average during this period, the growth was twice that — 82%, points out the analyst of rating Agency ACRES Natalya Porokhova. In June 2016, the tariffs for heat in the country was 2.2% below the national average.

Great rates in Komi can only be called in 2007-2009 when the country they have grown on 54%, while the national average is only 41%, adds the powder. Rates in Vorkuta grew more slowly than in the whole Komi Republic, said RBC Sanarova.

In the branch of “T Plus” in Komi Republic includes not only the heat distribution assets and power generating, according to the website “T Plus”: Intinskaya CHPP, CHPP Sosnogorsk, Ukhta and Syktyvkar heat networks, as well as under the operational control of the branch Vorkutinskaya CHPP. However, the tariffs for electricity, unlike heat, are set at the Federal level, says Porokhova.

Top Manager of “T Plus” in the air of RBC
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In August, the acting head of the Komi Sergei Gaplikov has complained to President Vladimir Putin on emergency state “Vorkuta HPP”, exhibited “T Plus” for sale. In response, Putin said that “this irresponsibility must be stopped” and requested to understand the situation Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, who oversees the fuel and energy complex, energy Minister Alexander Novak and Director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov.

August 26 Vainziher at the meeting in Vorkuta reported Dvorkovich about the program of modernization of the Vorkutinskaya CHPP until 2019, worth more than 1.7 billion rubles.

Sanarova on Thursday said that of this amount, T Plus already invested in the repair program of 500 million rubles, despite the fact that the debt of the region (primarily the municipal company “Thermal networks of Vorkuta”) before the energy is 8 billion rubles of the 16 regions of Komi — the most unprofitable for “T Plus”, she said.