The energy Ministry is ready to inclusion of the Crimea in the area of the wholesale electricity market

MOSCOW, Nov 8 — RIA Novosti/Prime. Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation published the draft order of the Ministry on inclusion of Crimea in the first pricing zone of the wholesale electricity market, the corresponding document posted on the Federal portal of projects of normative legal acts.

Public discussion of the draft will conclude on November 22. In October the Deputy head of FAS Vitaly Korolev has told reporters that the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, the decision was made on joining of the Crimea in the first pricing zone of the wholesale electricity market (which includes the European part of Russia and Urals).

According to the Queen, was also determined the amount of subsidies “to compensate for the bring to an economically justified electricity prices” — 8.5 billion rubles.

Wholesale market of electricity and capacity in Russia are divided into two price zones. The first group includes the European part of Russia and Urals, in the second — Siberia. The price of electricity and capacity to consumers not related to the population, in price zones be determined by the outcome of the auction. Population and equivalent consumer categories pay for electricity tariffs.

In addition, there are the so-called non-pricing zones (Arkhangelsk and Kaliningrad regions, Komi Republic, regions of the Far East), where for technological reasons no market. They set tariffs for electricity and power.

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