The Rosseti Group supported the proposal of the Chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, on the introduction of a unified state policy on setting tariffs for electricity.

"The Rosseti Company supports the initiative proposed by February 28, 2020, Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, to introduce a unified state policy in the Russian Federation in the field of tariff setting in the electric power industry. At present, unified- boiler- tariffs for electric power transmission services at the same voltage level can vary several times depending on the subject of the Russian Federation" - said Pavel Grebtsov, Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance of the company.

For example, tariffs for the transmission of electricity in the Irkutsk region are 3.8 times lower than in neighboring Buryatia and 8 times lower than in the Republic of Tyva. "Such a significant gap creates discriminatory conditions for consumers of electric energy transmission services and is an economic barrier to investment in the development of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, on the territory of which a high tariff is set", Grebtsov emphasized.

The basis of low prices in the Irkutsk region is the complex of energy-intensive industries (non-ferrous metallurgy, mechanical engineering, chemical, woodworking and pulp and paper industry) formed in the region back in the Soviet era, and three hydroelectric power stations.

"Given the historical features of the development of regions, as well as the difference in the network topology, the introduction of a unified state policy on the formation of tariffs and the creation of a single tariff space in different territories will lead to equalization of tariffs for electricity transmission services and will give an impetus to the economic development of most constituent entities of the Russian Federation", - the company stressed.