Nursultan Nazarbayev was briefed by Energy Minister

30 November, 2018, 10:22 304
Nursultan Nazarbayev was briefed by Energy Minister

Kanat Bozumbayev briefed on the implementation of the tasks instructed by the President at the session of the Security Council. 

Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev, a press service of Akorda reports. 

At the meeting, the Minister reported on the implementation of the tasks given by the President at the Security Council session. 

"The MInistry finishes the year with good figures in all areas, including in oil production, electric power, geological prospecting, and the work with large investors," said the President. 

Nursultan Nazarbayev underlined that the responsibility for control over the formation of tariffs is given not only to the Energy Ministry but also to the Ministry of National Economy. 

"There was a criticism against tariffs for which the Ministry of Energy is responsible alone. The Ministry of Energy is responsible for a source of electronic power and for transportation, and the Antimonopoly Committee controls its distribution and delivery," said the head of state. 

The President of Kazakhstan noted the key role of the Government in forming and controlling tariffs on the market of energy services. 

"Each year the Ministry of Energy talks about the necessity to reduce the tariffs at a governmental session. The Prime Minister and the Government did not take measures. I instruct everyone to work it out this sphere. The entire chain of the responsible authorities should be under the aegis of the Ministry, or the Government should itself coordinate the process," said Nursultan Nazarbayev. 

In his turn, Kanat Bozumbayev informed the head of state on the results of the work held to establish maximum tariffs on the generation of electric power in the power stations.  

"A bidding process will be undertaken in the first decade of December, following which tariffs for power will be determined, as well as we will define the maximum tariffs for electric power. They will differ because of different types of power stations. Bot, all the tariffs will be reduced from 5 to 20% on average, depending on the type," said the Energy Minister. 

Additionally, during the meeting, the necessity to carry out a work by the Antimonopoly Committee of the Ministry of Energy to reduce tariffs of regional stations and power supplying organizations was noted.  

At the end, the head of state approved the approaches of the Ministry to regulate tariffs on the energy market and gave specific instructions.