Electricity tariffs for public in Ukraine 2.6-30.2% up from March
Electricity tariffs for households (the population) from March 1, 2017 increased by 2.6-30.2% depending on the volume of consumption compared with the rates being in force since September 1, 2016.
Earlier tariffs for the population were divided into three blocks, depending on the amount of consumption: up to 100 kWh per month, from 100 kWh to 600 kWh and more than 600 kWh. From March 2017 the number of blocks was reduced to two: up to 100 kWh and more than 100 kWh.
Thus, the tariff for the first block of consumption (up to 100 kWh per month) increased by 26.1%, from 71.4 kopecks to 90 kopecks per kWh.
Tariffs for the second block (over 100 kWh per month) increased by 30.2%, from 129 kopecks to 168 kopecks per kWh. The rate for those who previously consumed more than 600 kWh per month rose by 2.6%, from 163.8 kopecks to 168 kopecks per kWh (including VAT).
In addition, if earlier for people living in rural areas the first block level of consumption amounted to 150 kWh, then from March 2017 this category of households was equated to everyone else.