— According to the forecasts of social and economic development of Russia for 2013, 2014–2016 developed by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and approved during meetings of the Government of Russia, the growth level of a joint-operations tariff for electric power transmission from July 1, 2013 should not exceed 10%, from July 1, 2014 – 0%, from July 1, 2015 – 4.5%, and from July 1, 2016 – 5%.
However, for the servicing regions of JSC Lenenergo, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, this document provided a possibility of excess of the set limits on the growth level of tariffs for creation of required sources of financing the large-scale investment programs.
For implementation of the program of liquidation of accumulated obligations towards the region’s consumers, including preferential categories of customers and reliability increase of the power grid complex of the regions of service in 2012–2013 JSC Lenenergo jointly with administrations of the regions developed the investment program for 2014–2019. Before approval of the investment program by regional regulators the level of a joint-operations tariff for electric power transmission in 2013–2014 was set just for the planned year based on the level of interests of consumers and the producer of electricity transmission services. A tariff projection for subsequent years was not restated.
Upon approval of the investment program for 2014–2019 by the Ministry of Power Industry of Russia applications will be submitted to the Federal Tariff Service to prolong extension of the long-term period of regulation for JSC Lenenergo and formation of the tariff projection up to 2019 for creation of funding sources for the investment program and decrease in tariff load of electric power consumers. Annual growth level of electricity transmission tariff provided by tariff projections for consumer of the category “Other” would not exceed 12.5% in St. Petersburg, and 13.5% in the Leningrad Region.