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 Russian consumers to pay for power supplies to "LPR," - Kommersant

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Russia's power supplies to the militant-held area of the Luhansk region will be treated as losses of the Russian Federal Grid Company (FGC), which is likely to entail an increase in tariffs and overpay by Russian consumers totaling 2-4.6 billion rubles ($35-81 million) per year.

Censor.NET reports citing Kommersant.

On April 30, a compensation scheme for "humanitarian" electricity supplies to the occupied area of the Luhansk region will be discussed at a meeting of the supervisory board of Market Council, Russia's regulator of energy markets. The information was also reported by a source in Russia's Ministry of Energy.

Ukrenerho national power company cut off power supply to the uncontrolled territory of the Luhansk region on the night of April 25. Moscow declared it would supply electricity to the "LPR" as part of "humanitarian aid," while no reports came on the exact supply and settlement scheme.

Read more: Ukraine to resume power supplies to occupied territories after debts settled, - Minister Nasalyk

"The scheme will distribute the "LPR" power supplies throughout the Russian energy market. The main burden in the form of tariff payment will be placed on all consumers, except the population," a source said.

The scheme is to be effective from April 30 this year until May 31, 2018.
 
 
 
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