Starting from April 1, 2018 Vinnytsia regional power distribution company proposes to introduce the so-called stimulating or RAB (read “rob”) tariff formation. Thus, states Samopomich MP Lev Pidlisetskyi, in spring in Vinnitsa we will see the start of the work of the system, which will take away from the residents of the city more than 1 billion hryvnias every year. He explains, “This will be in the bills of every resident of Vinnytsia, and this is just the beginning.”
The people’s deputy continues, “What is this stimulating tariff formation and why is it introduced?
For example, a 75% stake in Dniprooblenerho was sold at a price of 1.665 billion hryvnias. Of course, it was DTEK that bought it.
However, for the sake of the stimulating tariff formation this same Dniprooblenerho is estimated at the level of 13.4 billion. Thus, DTEK and Mr. Akhmetov will get their “investment” of 1.6 billion back in less than two years.”
Since the methodology for implementing this pricing system was published in “Uriadovyi Kuryer” newspaper and starting from April 1 this methodology will gradually begin to be implemented in all regional power distribution companies, all this will concern not only Vinnytsia and Dnipro, but every Ukrainian. “It will concern almost every Ukrainian, as they consume electricity,” explains Lev Pidlisetskyi. “The total amount per year will be more than 30 billion hryvnias.”
He believes that this RAB-based rate policy is actually a robbing policy.
“Everybody knows about Rotterdam+; but it was just the beginning. It’s no wonder that more and more Ukrainians are going abroad, because it is just impossible to live like this. Therefore, Samopomich faction demands to stop this lawlessness,” the deputy concludes.