The National Commission for Regulating Electrical Energy decided to introduce amendments into its decree of 10 March 1999 about the tariffs on electrical energy for population and settlements, and increased them by 25% since 1 May.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, this decision was made today at a NCRE session.

In particular, the price of electrical energy for population, living in cities, will be increased from 15.6 to 19.5 kopecks for 1 kW/h, with value added tax.

For the population, living in the countryside, the price will also be increased from 14.4 to 18 kopecks for 1 kW/h with VAT. For the population, whose houses are equipped with electric ranges, the price of electrical energy will be increased from 12 to 15 kopecks for 1 kW/h.

As it was stressed at the NCRE session, presently the price of electrical energy for population remunerates only 36% of the real electrical energy price.