No uncontrolled increase in electricity prices under the new market. The Director of “Ukrenergo” is manipulating the calculations. This was written by the President of the Association of energy of Ukraine Alexander Trohimets on his page on Facebook, reacting to the statement of the head of the SE NPC Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk about the alleged 30% increase in electricity prices for the industry.
The expert said that the head of the NPC “Ukrenergo”, telling about the rising cost of electricity, uses incorrect calculations, taking into account they proposed PJSC “Tsentrenergo” price (2,3 UAH per kWh) in the first market day on which no electricity is not bought. At the same time, other thermal power plants offered on the market price of 1.43 UAH per kWh (less by 13% than the last rate set NKREKP for thermal power generation).
“To calculate average market prices, which was presented?? in the presentation, we used the results of trading on the Ukrainian energy exchange, PJSC “Centrenergo”. As you know, PJSC “Tsentrenergo” on the first day of operation of the electricity market came out with a price range of 2.30 UAH/kW*h. This offer nobody accepts (adopted) may be. To use in the calculation of the electricity price, with no auction was held, is incorrect. at the same time, thermal power plants included in the DTEK group, has come out with a proposal of 1.43 UAH/kWh, which is 13% lower than even last fare of the national Commission for thermal power generation,” wrote Trohimets.
The expert noted that in the conditions of market electricity prices are formed by supply and demand, and consumers choose the supplier, the terms of which are more acceptable, depending on their schedule of consumption.
“The electricity market and on the market to work supply and demand, not bureaucrats with their own interests. A consumer who buys 10 million kWh have to pay less per unit of product, which is electricity than a consumer who buys 1 thousand kW * h. to a Particular consumer, it is beneficial to buy electricity more expensive than it was worth in the old market, but on the basis of its schedule of consumption than the use of a tariff by a factor of 1.5 for the peak load, as it was before,” wrote Trohimets.
He also noticed that the new electricity market has been operating for over ten days and the complaint from consumers is not audible, except for JSC “Nikopol Ferroalloy plant” and JSC “Pokrovsky mine”, which, in his opinion, are guided by political and economic motives.
“No catastrophe and the uncontrolled growth in the cost of electricity on the market is not happening! No abuse by thermal generation (at least private), too, no! The market functions and develops in the normal mode,” – said Trohimets.
Recall, July 1, earned a new electricity market, in accordance with the decision in 2017 by the Verkhovna Rada law of Ukraine “On electricity market”. According to the law, the new model provides for the introduction of such segments as the market of bilateral contracts, the market “day ahead”, vnutricletocny market, balancing market.