Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
The Russian Government has approved resolution on improving the effectiveness of regional gasification programs
19 May 2020 15:17

The Russian Government has approved a resolution designed to improve the effectiveness of regional gasification programs developed by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development. The document sets requirements for mandatory compliance of gasification programs developed by the constituent entities of the Russian Federation with the criteria of economic efficiency (the corresponding methodology is developed by the Ministry of Energy).

The document developed by the Ministry of Economic Development will ensure effective tariff decisions. Regions will be able to independently determine the sources of funding for the development of gasification of territories with funds received from the application of special allowances to tariffs for gas transportation through gas distribution networks. It will help accelerate the implementation and increase the effectiveness of regional gasification programs.

The document defines the right of Russian regions to take into account the costs of financing gasification programs when approving special allowances to gas transportation tariffs through gas distribution networks in the amount of up to 35% of the average tariff (instead of the previously established 25%).

Funds raised through special allowances can be used to compensate gas distribution organizations for the registration of ownership rights to gas distribution facilities that were previously ownerless.

At the same time, restrictions on the overall growth of gas tariffs remain within the limit index of citizens' payment for utilities.

Thus, along with the existing authority to form regional gasification programs, the federal constituent entities were able to independently determine the sufficient source of their funding.

At the same time, the responsibility of the regions for the quality of development of such programs increases through obligations to apply the methodology for evaluating their effectiveness.

Mandatory use of this method is provided from 2024. The regions have three years to develop gasification programs that meet the requirements.

The development and adoption of the resolution is part of the systematic work of the Ministry of Economic Development to improve the efficiency of regulation of infrastructure monopolies.

Дата публикации: May 19, 2020
Ссылка: https://en.economy.gov.ru/material/news/the_russian_government_has_approved_resolution_on_improving_the_effectiveness_of_regional_gasification_programs.html
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