The Federal Antimonopoly service had to hurry to revise the price of power for commercial consumers of Kaliningrad due to the low export of electricity to Lithuania. As found “Kommersant”, June 1, the cost of power in the region will increase by 5% instead of the planned growth of 40%. For cost containment in the region will pay industrial consumers of the European part of Russia and Ural, the load on them will increase by 1.3 billion. However, the business of Kaliningrad still complains of high rates, pointing to a drop energies in the European Union.The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) has reduced the indicative (average) price of power to consumers of the Kaliningrad region in the second half. Parameter was revised on may 28 at a meeting of the Board of the FAS on the disposal of the government, new rates effective from 1 June. The goal is reducing the burden on commercial users and budgetary organizations of the region on the background of the pandemic, according to the message service.Tariffs in Kaliningrad oblast are set by the state. In the first half of the indicative price for capacity was approved at the level 429,6 thousand rbl. for 1 MVt in a month, and in the second half expected a sharp rise to 614,4 thousand RUB Indicative price of electricity does not change (1, 22 thousand rubles. for 1 MW•h). The cost of electricity in the Kaliningrad region partially compensate consumers in the first price zone (European part of Russia and Ural) through a surcharge to the price of power. According to “Kommersant”, the allowance will increase by 1.3 billion rubles. calculation Parameters of the tariff in the Kaliningrad region had to hurry to change due to inflated forecasts of electricity exports to Lithuania. “The peculiarity of Kaliningrad region — in the absence of boundaries with adjacent subjects of the Russian Federation. Domestic prices in the region depend on exports. If exports are lower than were planned in the consolidated forecast balance, the greatest burden falls on the consumers of the Kaliningrad region. Thus, the decreased volume of exports in the forecast balance for the year 2020 for the period June—December”,— told “Kommersant” Deputy head of FAS Vitaly Korolev. However, due to the economic situation, it became clear that the plan is substantially overvalued. According to “Kommersant”, the FAS offered the new forecast could reduce the rate in June to about 30 MW from July to October — up to 165 MW per month in November — up to 132 MW, and in December to 138 MW.So, in the first quarter the volume of deliveries from Kaliningrad region to Lithuania fell by 52% year on year, to 0,814 billion kWh, according to the report “inter RAO UES” (the operator of export-import of electricity). Half in the Nord Pool area (Northern Europe) was accompanied by sharp demand reduction to 15% and a significant decline in prices in some periods to 50%, making exports unprofitable and unclaimed, says Vladimir Sklyar from “VTB Capital”. In his m��statement as the lifting of the quarantine in the European Union these factors will come to naught.Change of tariff-balance solutions aimed at providing for the consumers of Kaliningrad balanced growth rate of prices, which will inevitably lead to the increase in funds paid by consumers of the first price zone through the bonus, told “Kommersant” in the “market Council” (the regulator of energy markets). Now, say there allowance for the equalisation of prices in the Kaliningrad region is about 3-3,5% in the payment for power. With these parameters, the amount of the allowance is now about 27 billion rubles, calculated in the “Community of energy consumers” (unites industrial enterprises). The amount of growth of premiums will depend on the decision of the FAS on balance volumes— “market Council” prepends its 8% growth. Vitaly Korolev asserts that the allowance “will increase slightly”, and lower capacity prices for consumers of the Kaliningrad region will be about 35%.On the return of investment in new construction in the Kaliningrad region the decision of the FAS will not be affected, noted in the “market Council”. We are talking about three new gas-fired power plants — Pregolskii, Mayakovskaya and Malahovsky on 752 MW — “Kaliningrad generation” (CP “Rosneftegaz” and “inter RAO”). They are constructed by a mechanism similar to DPM (capacity supply contracts, guarantees return on investment through payments of the wholesale market), and also paid for through the allowance for consumer first price zone. This year is expected to enter the fourth station — Primorskaya coal thermal power plant of 195 MW.A large wholesale market consumers are dissatisfied with the increase in the allowance. “Calculations of export and the associated tariffs must be compensated at the expense of the exporter and of the budget, and not to shift them to the payments of consumers, particularly those who have surplus power to the power system of the Kaliningrad region did not order and does not enjoy it”,— told “Kommersant” in the “Community of energy consumers”.Earlier it was expected to grow by 20-25%, and now it will be 10-12%, the “Kommersant” Andrey Romanov, head of the Kaliningrad branch of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs. “In the current economic situation, the increase in tariffs seems to us illogical. In addition, the business of the region losing competitive advantages to enterprises of the European Union, where electricity prices decrease amid lower fuel prices,” said Mr. Romanov. According to him, after adjustments FAS final price for a number of companies in the region in the second half of the year will be 4-5 Euro per 1 kW•h Pauline Smertin, Tatiana Woodpecker