MOSCOW, 8 Feb – RIA Novosti. The increase in wholesale prices for electricity in the Russian Federation in 2020 is associated with a decrease in demand for it, Boris Bokarev, head of the project direction of the EnergyNet infrastructure center of the National Technology Initiative, commented to RIA Novosti.
On Monday, the Kommersant newspaper reported, citing a review by Market Council (the regulator of energy markets), that wholesale prices for electricity in the Russian Federation in 2020 reached their maximum values over the past five years, despite the strongest drop in demand in ten years. grew due to a decrease in demand. This is our market: demand is decreasing, and the amount of money that should go to generators remains unchanged “, – commented Bokarev.
The deputy head of the Ministry of Energy Pavel Snikkars said earlier on Monday that the wholesale price of electricity does not in any way affect energy tariffs for the population – they are fully regulated by the state. “Weather or demand factors do not significantly affect,” Bokarev noted in turn. – Electricity prices for of the population will not change from the previously declared growth levels – they are regulated within the framework of inflation, and the industry will pay for everything through mechanisms of cross-subsidization.