Rus News Journal

To Kurgan mayors will arrange dark

Yesterday vitse - the governor of the Kurgan region Anatoly Bondarev has declared „” that the regional authorities and “ Kurganenergo “ intend to disconnect supply of electricity to the municipal unions which are not repaying debts before energetikami. Specially created commissions on an electrical supply will be engaged in debts of municipalities. Experts consider that intervention of the authorities in a situation around “ Kurganenergo “ in due time: not so long ago the Russian Open Society “United Power Systems“ has suspended Open Society reforming “ Kubanenergo “ and “ Altajenergo “ appeared in a difficult financial situation from - for non-payments of consumers. For today from four Ural joint-stock companies - energo only Kurgan power company is in a difficult financial position. As already wrote „”, in 2002 from - for inability of a former management to provide profitable work of the enterprise (then losses have made more than 167 million rbl. - „”) an operational administration “ Kurganenergo “ it has been transferred Open Society “ the Ural power management company “ (100 % - I “ a daughter “ the Russian Open Society “United Power Systems“ of Russia). New managers managed to make the company profitable: the net profit for 3 - j has made quarter 2004 173 million rbl. But a problem with debts and has not been solved. The first deputy of general director UEUK of Alexey Bobrova Evgenie Ushakov has declared recently that a debt of consumers “ Kurganenergo “ makes 1,7 mlrd rbl. And it is half of annual turnover of the company. “ it is catastrophic for a power supply system buying 70 % of the electric power on the party! “ - he has declared at recent meeting of the government of Zauralye.

for the decision of problems of non-payments mister Ushakov has suggested to create a special emergency response centre. The Kurgan regional authorities have operatively responded to the offer energetikov. Yesterday the governor of Zauralye Oleg Bogomolov has signed the order about creation regional and the regional commissions on an electrical supply. Their structure will include representatives regional and municipal authorities and power. The regional commission Alexander Buhtojarov has headed zamglavy areas.

As has explained to the correspondent „” vitse - governor Anatoly Bondarev, special attention of the commission will give to debts of municipal unions of Zauralye. By data “ Kurganenergo “ the basic honour of a current debt receivable of the company (180 million rbl.) It is necessary on them. And in the first quarter 2005 level of payment of energy budgetary consumers has not exceeded 64 %. “ Many budgetary consumers simply do not understand that the electric power - too the goods for which it is necessary to pay! “ - mister Bondarev has underlined „”.

to start the commission on an electrical supply will spend auditor check of an expenditure by municipalities of the budgetary funds allocated for payment elektro - and teploenergii. “ All responsibility for non-payments will lay down on heads of administrations of municipalities. They will be responsible for use of means from the regional budget “ - mister Bondarev has warned. Also has threatened that in emergency situations the regional authorities and power will disconnect state employees - defaulters. “ a position of a management of area the rigid: there is no money - there is no electricity “ - has declared vitse - the governor.

However, power specify that by means of switching-off a problem of debts not to solve. “ the considerable part of defaulters concerns socially significant objects, such as schools, hospitals, houses for aged, and they cannot be disconnected “ - has explained „” a press - the secretary Julia Golikova.

it is necessary to notice that intervention of the authorities in financial problems “ Kurganenergo “ more than in due time. After all, as the trustee of the Russian Open Society “United Power Systems“ of Russia Alexander Chikunov has informed on March, 23rd, from - for a heavy financial position the Russian power holding has already suspended process of reforming of Open Society “ Kubanenergo “ and Open Society “ Altajenergo “. However, Kurgan power (actives “ Kurganenergo “ should be a part TGK - 10 together with “ Tjumenenergo “ and “ CHeljabenergo “. - „”) hope to avoid the similar scenario. “ Such fears exist, but I believe that reform braking will not reach “ - the general director of the Tyumen Fund of development of regional power has declared to the correspondent „” (supervises 19,8 % of actions “ Kurganenergo “) Yury Zverev. “ While there are no bases to speak about an impasse with “Kurganenergo“ “ - Vladimir Kalsin has supported it and zamgendirektora UEUK.

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