ArmInfo.At the initiative of the Armenian government for the socially unsecured strata of the population, the tariff for electricity will be reduced by 10 drams. On June 8, Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia Arthur Grigoryan stated at the Cabinet meeting.
In turn, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan instructed to study all possible options for reducing tariff rates not only for socially disadvantaged groups, but also for the whole country.
To note, the issue of high tariffs for electricity and gas is understood constantly in Armenia, which has a negative impact not only on the situation of citizens of the country, but also on the economy of the country. Despite a slight decrease in electricity tariffs since February 1, 2017, however, the tariff rate remains high.
Recall that since February 1, 2017 in Armenia, tariffs for electricity have decreased. For end-users, the tariff was reduced by 1.22 AMD per 1 kWh, and for socially disadvantaged groups - by 6.2 AMD. Thus, starting from February 1, 2017, for the consumers receiving electricity from 110 kV substations, the daily tariff is 33.48 AMD per 1 kWh instead of 34.7 - currently. The night tariff will be equal to 29.48 AMD per 1 kWh instead of the current 30.7 AMD. For consumers receiving electricity from 35 kV substations, the daily rate of the tariff will be 35.98 AMD per 1 kWh instead of the current 37.2 AMD. The night tariff for this category of consumers will be equal to 31.98 AMD per 1 kWh instead of the current 33.2 AMD. For consumers receiving electricity from substations with voltage of 6 (10) kV. day rate will be 41.98 AMD per 1 kWh. instead of the current 43.2 AMD, and the night tariff will be at the level of 31.98 AMD instead of the current 33.2 AMD. For consumers receiving electricity from substations with a voltage of 0.38 kV or less, the daily rate will be 44.98 AMD per 1 kWh.ch. instead of the current 46.2 drams, and the night tariff will be at the level of 34.98 AMD instead of the current 36.2 drams. At the same time, for the socially disadvantaged population, the tariff will be reduced from the current 46.2 AMD to 40 AMD, and the night rate from 36.2 AMD to 30 AMD per 1 kWh (all prices are inclusive of VAT).