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  • Prime Minister: Electricity tariff for households remains unchanged
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 30 January 2024 14:33

    The Government continues to support Ukrainian families by maintaining a preferential electricity tariff for households. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a Government session on 30 January.

    “The tariff has been and will remain at UAH 2.64 per kWh. In general, the Government does not plan to change the tariffs for the population this winter,” the Prime Minister stressed.

    According to the Head of Government, after 50% of the power system was hit by enemy missiles and drones last winter, Ukraine carried out extensive repairs and added 2.2 GW of capacity to the grid. Today, there are no restrictions or blackouts in any region and there are no plans to do so.

    According to the Prime Minister, Ukraine has also increased its electricity import capacity to 1.7 GW, thanks to full synchronisation with the ENTSO-E network.

    “Despite the constant attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities, especially in the east of the country, which continue this winter with rockets and shaheds, we have light in our homes, thanks largely to our power engineers. We are grateful to them for this daily, hard, dangerous work,” the Head of Government said.

    Denys Shmyhal also thanked international partners who had provided substantial support in the form of funds, machinery and equipment. According to him, last year alone Ukraine received cargoes from 35 countries.

    “The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has collected actual and pledged contributions of more than EUR 400 million. Help is still coming in. USAID recently delivered two high-voltage autotransformers to Ukrenergo, which are already in operation and strengthening our energy resilience. In total, we plan to receive 16 such transformers,” said the Prime Minister.

    Another project being implemented with USAID is the installation of gas turbine plants to decentralise the power system. According to Denys Shmyhal, 91 units will be purchased for 32 towns. One of them is already operating successfully in Khmelnytskyi region: “All this will make our energy system even more resilient and less vulnerable to enemy attacks.”

    The Head of Government stressed that nuclear power generation had been and would remain the basis of Ukraine’s energy sector. Ukraine has ambitious projects for its development together with the American company Westinghouse.

    “We are talking about the construction of two power units at the Khmelnytskyi NPP using the latest technologies. This is a long-term project, but it is essential for the energy independence of our country,” said Denys Shmyhal.

    Prime Minister: Electricity tariff for households remains unchanged