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Prime Minister: Growth in Electricity Tariffs is not Planned at this Stage

Prime Minister: Growth in Electricity Tariffs is not Planned at this Stage

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili called on the Georgian National Energy Regulatory Commission (GNERC) and “Energo Pro – Georgia”, which provides electricity to the regions of the country, not to make public the details of the ongoing negotiations between them.

“The increase in electricity tariffs is not planned at this stage. I would ask everyone who takes any part in the negotiations on this issue, not to make any public statements that have a negative effect on society. If you are discussing something, do it behind closed doors. It is not necessary to make extra tension in society, especially because at this stage no increase in tariffs is planned, “- said the head of government. According to him, the reports appeared in the media about the upcoming growth in rates are very similar to the provocation.

“Why was it necessary to develop this theme? The question is not solved yet, any proposal has not been considered yet, and at this time an artificial tension is being created in the country. I would like to ask all to refrain from disseminating such information until a single position is formed. While no increase in tariffs is planned, “- says the head of government. According to Deputy Minister of Energy Paata Khmaladze, at this stage the issue of the submission of the application from “Energo Pro” is under consideration. “While this is only an administrative matter, but information was misconstrued by media. No proposal is being considered substantively yet. Therefore, it is too early to say anything about the tariff “- the official notes.