The government will present the power subsidies plan in the nearest future.
According to the governmental administration, the Prime Minister and his economic team discussed the subsidy plan at a meeting yesterday evening. The meeting was attended by Energy Minister and Vice-Prime Minister Kakha Kaladze, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development and Vice-Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri.
No comments were made for the media after the meeting. ENERGO PRO Georgia has increased its consumer electricity tariff by 3.348 tetris (VAT not included). The Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) made the relevant decision at yesterday’s meeting. ENERGO PRO Georgia demanded a tariff increase of 4.8 tetris, but the Commission did not satisfy their request.
The new tariff will take effect from 1 August till 31 December this year. JSC Telasi Co. also addressed the GNERC yesterday to revise a tariff. Recall that electricity and gas tariff reduction was one of the main pre-election promises of Georgian Dream coalition. In December 2012, the Government decided to reduce the power tariff by 3,54 tetri for the groups which consumed 100 -300 kilowatts of electricity.
Accordingly, from January 2013 the residents of Tbilisi who consumed less than 100 kW / h of electricity pay 9.94 tetri instead of 13.48 tetri; the tariff for consumed 101 kW -300 kW reduced from 16 tetri to 12.46, while the tariff for 301 kW and more was not reduced and totaled to 17.69 tetri.
The population in regions pay 9.44 instead of 12.98 tetri for consumed 100 kW / h of electricity, for 101- 300 kW – 12.98 cents instead of 16.52 tetri, and the tariff for more than 300 kW remained unchanged at 17.49 tetri.