Tariffs for electricity transmission services
In 2014, two methods were used for fixing electricity transmission tariffs at branches of the Company, in particular:
The regulation method for each branch of the Company was chosen by the regulatory authority in view of the provisions of the Russian Government Order No. 1178 dated 29.12.2011.
Events that affected changes in the tariff policy
From 01.01.2014, the ‘last mile’ contracts were terminated save for Belgorodenergo, Kurskenergo, Lipetskenergo, and Tambovenergo. These branches are covered by the Federal Law dated 06.11.2013 No.
Before 01.12.2014, the regulatory authority decided to review a number of long-term regulation parameters from 01.01.2015. This decision applied to nine branches of the Company; however, after this review, the base level of operation costs was approved without significant change.
According to the scenario conditions of the social and economic development of the Russian Federation, which were approved by the Russian Government, the tariffs of electricity transmission after 01.07.2014 may not exceed the tariffs as of 31.12.2013.
However, in the operation area of IDGC of Centre, the increase of the average single-rate ‘boiler’ tariff in 2014 amounted to 3.6% as compared to 2013. Such an increase in a number of regions was pursuant to the Federal Law dated 06.11.2013 No.
As a result of the regulation, from 01.01.2014, the increase of the united boiler tariffs for electricity transmission services for miscellaneous consumers was as follows (the data is provided for single-rate tariffs):
- Belgorod Region and Kursk Region, 7%;
- Lipetsk Region, 6%;
- Tambov Region, 5%;
- Yaroslavl Region, 5%;
- Smolensk Region, 4%;
- Kostroma Region, 1.1%.
In the Bryansk and Orel regions, the tariff solutions remained unchanged due to the insignificant effect of ‘lost earnings’ on the required gross revenue of the region because of the structure of the ‘last mile’.
In the Tver and Voronezh regions, the tariffs were not raised pursuant to the Federal Law dated 06.11.2013 No.
The weighted average ‘boiler’ tariffs of electricity transmission services, kopecks/kWh
As a result of the tariff regulation, the ‘boiler’ required gross revenue of the Company in 2014 amounted to RUB 80.5bn, which is a RUB 2.1bn (2.7%) increase as compared to 2013. At the same time, the own RGR of the Company decreased by RUB 0.3bn (–0.8%).
The greatest increase of own RGR occurred at two branches, namely, Voronezhenergo with RUB 651mln (17.0%) and Tambovenergo with RUB 280mln (15.5%). The RGR of Belgorodenergo, Kurskenergo, and Lipetskenergo decreased due to ‘lost earnings’ due to termination of ‘last mile’ contracts.
|RGR for the maintenance of the branch (Own RGR)||29.9||34.9||35.1||39||38.7||48|
|Services of JSC FGC UES||11||14.2||14.9||16.3||17.5||21.7|
|Services of other territorial grid companies||9.7||11.4||12||12.7||13.1||16.2|
|Costs of the purchase of electricity for compensation of losses||6.7||9.1||9.2||10.4||11.3||14|