October 6, 2008

Electricity Tariff Up in Western Kazakh Region

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency

Aktobe, 6 October: Electricity tariffs increased by 14 per cent in Kazakhstan's (western) Aktyubinsk Region as from 5 October.

The price of electricity rose from 6.75 up to 7.7 tenge for people, and from 9.66 up to 11.01 tenge for enterprises for 1 kWh including VAT, a source in the press service of the regional administration has told the Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency.

The current exchange rate is 119.97 tenge to the dollar.

According to information from the press service, the tariff increased because the main electricity supplier to Aktyubinsk Region, the Inter RAO UES [Unified Energy System of Russia], increased the prices of electricity it supplies.

[Passage omitted: some power stations in the region are under construction]

Originally published by Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency, Almaty, in Russian 0618 6 Oct 08.

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