In June, the Government of Ukraine set boundary tariffs for heat for the population for the heating season of 2019-2020, arguing that it was necessary to end the tyranny of local "communal barons", which force the population to overpay for their own mismanagement and inefficiency.

However, such a decision of the Cabinet of Ministers may lead to a situation where, with the increase in the price of natural gas, these boundary tariffs for heat energy will be lower than the economically sound level and district heating utilities will incur significant losses.

  • Do the "boundary tariffs" for heat energy solve the problems of housing and public utilities??
  • What are the alternative solutions?
  • Why should we look at the experience of Estonia?

These and other relevant questions in the publication for Ekonomichna Pravda are answered by Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, and Diana Korsakaite, Senior Expert on Energy Policy, Market Regulation and Reform.

Read the full article at the link below (in Ukrainian):

Do the "boundary tariffs" for heat energy solve the problems of housing and public utilities? (in Ukrainian)