Residents of Irkutsk support the introduction of differentiated tariffs for electricity in the region, showed a survey conducted by VCIOM.
According to the results of the study, more than half of the respondents (53%) agree to some extent with the idea of using diphtharifs. 35% of the respondents were against the proposal, another 12% found it difficult to answer. will increase budget revenues and help fight illegal mining.
As for mining, a significant proportion (69%) of respondents who have at least minimal information about this activity believe that because of it there are overloads of power networks, accidents and power outages.
The survey was commissioned by the Regional Policy Development Center Foundation on December 1-2. The study involved 1000 residents of the Irkutsk region over 18 years old. The error does not exceed 3.1%.
According to media reports, after a cold snap in the Irkutsk region of the region, power outages began due to overload. At the same time, a significant part of the incidents were associated with mining activities.
In November, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree according to which the regions can independently make decisions on the introduction of a differentiated tariff for electricity. Due to this, in particular, miners can be obliged to pay for electricity based on consumption volumes (like commercial enterprises), and feed-in tariffs applicable to the population will not be applied to them.