The Ministry of Energy offers to set standards for the calculation of power sales charges

Mikhail Kurbatov, the Deputy Minister says: “The running costs of sales companies may differ depending on their consumers (population or industry - large or small), location (city or village) and the population density.”, — He explained: “Multiply the wages by the northern hardship bonus to determine the baseline expenses and the sales income shouldn’t exceed this”.

Kurbatov hopes that the above mentioned method will be approved in the first half of 2013 and will come into effect in the second half of the year.