During his trip to Anadyr, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed to ensure acceptable electricity tariffs for consumers in Chukotka in connection with the commissioning of the Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant in Pevek.
“Today there are a lot of questions with the power supply of Chukotka and the Far East in general. And what is very important, we have agreed today that we will resolve the issue of using Akademik Lomonosov to provide Chukotka, ”Mishustin said.
Also, the head of the Cabinet noted that consumers are complaining about high electricity tariffs and demanded that a representative of Rosatom clarify the situation.
According to the first deputy general director of Rosatom, Alexander Lokshin, this is due to the fact that the Bilibino NPP and the AES are working in parallel.
“As soon as the modernization of the lines between Pevek and Bilibino is completed, only the floating nuclear power plant will remain. And if now it is loaded by 25%, then the load will rise by 50%. Accordingly, the tariff will be acceptable, ”he said.
This was confirmed by the Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, stressing that the first unit of the Bilibino NPP had already stopped its work, and “the other three will be decommissioned in August 2023.”
After listening to the reports, Mishustin instructed Novak, upon his return to Moscow, to submit a report on measures that would ensure acceptable levels of electricity tariffs for consumers.
On August 13, the head of the Russian government arrived in the capital of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, where he will begin his week-long working trip to the Far East. Mishustin will visit a number of social and industrial facilities in Anadyr, and will also hold a meeting with the head of Chukotka, Roman Kopin. Then the Prime Minister will travel to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Magadan and Blagoveshchensk.
It is noted that as part of the trip, which will last until August 18, the prime minister will visit four Far Eastern regions – Chukotka, Kamchatka Krai, Magadan and Amur regions.
On August 12, it was reported that Deputy Prime Minister, Plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in the Far East Yuri Trutnev fell ill with coronavirus.
The Deputy Prime Minister conducted an analysis before his trip to the Far East as part of the visit to the region of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.