199756.640xpNow have to pay even for empty houses and apartments. The Ministry of Energy of Russia intends to introduce a monthly fee for electricity, the size of which will be from 20 to 100 rubles. This at a press conference, said Deputy Energy Minister Vyacheslav Kravchenko.

– It will be a fixed payment for the maintenance of electrical networks as part of the total payment for electricity – quoted “Russian newspaper” the statement Kravchenko. – It’s not a new idea. This payment is valid for many years in many European countries. No matter how much people pay for light, he pays maintenance of networks.


First of all, it will solve the problem of vacant houses and apartments in Russia. This is especially true for “cottages” where no one uses electricity, and to pay for the reparation of broken power lines is still needed.


According to Vyacheslav Kravchenko, after entering the monthly fee will receive an additional power of 240 million rubles a month.


In July Russia may introduce differentiated tariffs for electricity


MOSCOW, November 24 – RIA Novosti. The Russian government proposes to July 1, 2016, instead of a social norm electricity introduce differentiated rates – the higher the consumption, the more expensive 1 kWh The corresponding draft resolution of the Russian government published online legal information.


Those Russians who did not save electricity, always forget to turn off the lights when leaving the apartment, will have to pay for electricity more.


If the family is “burn” in a month less than 150 kilowatt-hours, it will pay 2% less than the base rate. This category will include 73% of all consumers, said Kravchenko.


The electricity consumed in the amount of 151-600 kilowatt hours, will cost 12% more expensive. Such consumers in Russia, according to the calculations of the Ministry of Energy, 25%.


And the highest rate – base rate, an increase of 52% will apply to the volume of electricity spent in excess of 600 kilowatt-hours per month. Such consumers in Russia only 2% – this category is wasteful and Russians will have to pay the most.


Provision and benefits, said the first deputy head of the faction “United Russia” in the State Duma, member of the Duma Committee on Energy Yury Lipatov. “Major benefits will have large families, the disabled, pensioners, – said the deputy. – They will pay the basic rate, regardless of the amount of electricity consumed.” Discounts will also enjoy living in rural areas and those who use electric stoves, said Kravchenko.


The changes, if approved, may come into force July 1, 2016.


Differential rates are already used in a number of CIS countries. For example, we give the differential tariffs for electricity in Ukraine.


The next step – the introduction of subscription fees and differentiated tariffs not only electricity, but also to other types of energy: gas, heat, cold and hot water.


That’s all and the time rates can be implemented with minimal cost on the basis of hardware and software wireless Internet metering system BALANCE. Read more on the website


Energy Ministry of Russia intends to introduce a  monthly fee for electricity