Tariff differentiation saves $17 mln in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, April 16 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
Kazakhstan could save 2.5 billion tenge (about $ 17 million) through the use of differentiated electricity tariffs, Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies Chairman Murat Ospanov said today.
"By using differentiated tariffs for electricity, about 2.5 billion tenge was saved," Ospanov said. "Thus, the electricity savings in the country amounted to about 421 million kW / h, fuel economy - about 105,000 tons of coal (1,700 carriages), reduction of contaminant
emissions (ash) - about 46,000 tons, the savings of consumers' money - over 3 billion tenge."
He said that the third level of differentiation in electricity tariffs on the consumption has been introduced since April 1, this year.
The essence of the three-tier tariffs is that a small percentage of consumers (10-15 percent), who waste electricity uneconomically and having a high level of available energy, will pay the excess amount at a higher rate," he said.
The water consumption differentiated tariffs on consumer groups were introduced in all regions and in seven regions depending on consumption.
"As a result, water channels have increased their revenues by 9.8 billion tenge," he added.