2014 Annual report
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Grid Connection Tariffs

Federal, regional, and departmental legal and other regulations governing pricing for the calculation of the grid connection fee are shown in the “Grid connection section.

Amount of grid connection contracts made in 2014 at standardized rates of grid connection fee tariffs, rates per capacity unit, and under individual projects

The rates of the grid connection fee as set by the regulatory authority for 2014
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Amount of grid connection contracts made in 2014 at standardized rates of grid connection fee tariffs, rates per capacity unit, and under individual projects
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The existence of approved standardized fee rates made it possible to reduce the number contracts made at individual tariffs. In 2014, the number of applicants with whom contracts were made at individual tariffs for the whole of JSC IDGC of the North-West was 154. At the branches, the share of such contracts varies from 1% to 10% save for Kolenergo where 23% of grid connection contracts were made contracts at individual tariffs.

The standardized rates of the technical fee by the branches of the Company were established depending on the type of the used materials or/and method of work with division by voltage levels or/and amount of connected maximum capacity. The materials and work methods are different at different branches of the Company.

In 2013, the standardized S1 rate was adopted as a total for grid connection operations. In 2014, the S1 rates was approved by the regulatory authorities primarily with division by operations that are stipulated by in clause 16 (save for subclauses and c) of the Systemic Guidelines for Determining the Fee for Grid Connection to Electric Grids.

Standardized S1 tariff rates of the grid connection fee for consumers under 150 kW
Grid connection cost coverage rate by steps, in clause 16 (save for subclauses and c), S1, RUB/kW Arkhenergo Vologdaenergo Karelenergo Kolenergo Komienergo Novgorodenergo Pskovenergo
2013 Operating measures 390 245 948 210 1,225 427 21In 2013, the S1 rate was approved for Pskovenergo branch in the prices of 2001.
2014 Standardized S1 tariff rate including the following measures: 425 255 1,130 516.69 1,154.28 440.47 158.43
drafting and issue to the applicant of the technical conditions by the grid company 126 50 173.06 692.57 88.1 56.09
check of compliance with the technical conditions by the grid company 128 59 117.74 23.09 101.3 69.94
participation of a Rostekhnadzor official in inspection of the applicant’s energy receiving facilities 47 62.06 88.09
actual costs of connection and provision of the electric grid operation 113 146 163.83 438.63 162.98 33.4

The complete set of tariff resolutions according to adopted standardized rates for 2014 is shown on the official website of the Company individual information disclosure standards.

The fee for Applicant applying for grid connection of energy-receiving facilities with maximum capacity not exceeding 15 kW (and including, in view of the capacity that was connected earlier in this capacity delivery point) is no more than 550 rubles, and if properties of reliability category 3 are connected (one power source) provided that the distance from the borders of the Applicant’s land plot and the electric grid facilities on a 20 kV voltage level (and including) of the grid company voltage level, which the Applicant needs, is no more than 300 meters in cities and urban type settlements and 500 meters in rural areas.

Small and medium businesses may at their discretion enjoy a 95% interest-free payment deferral where they pay for the grid connection in equal quarterly installments for three years after signature of the grid connection protocol by the parties.

Information on the law amendments as concerns grid connection of consumers under 15 kW, number of applications filed and contracts made, and raising the availability of grid connection for consumers, and the problems that JSC IDGC of the North-West faces when it makes such contracts is shown in the “Grid Connection section.

Monitoring of effective grid connection contracts in the privileged group under 15 kW for 2014
Branch/IDGC Total price of effective contracts under 15 kW, RUB mln Costs under grid connection contracts under 15 kW that is accounted in the tariff and investment program, RUB mln Actual costs accounted in the 2014 investment program (including operating costs, RUB million)
in the tariff resolution in the investment program that has been adopted in the region total
Arkhenergo 4 102 31 133 165
Vologdaenergo 9 43 246 289 433
Karelenergo 53 0 93 93 161
Kolenergo 2 11 0 11 26
Komienergo 5 109 106 215 203
Novgorodenergo 3 1 88 89 294
Pskovenergo 15 12 161 172 222
JSC IDGC of the North-West 90 278 726 1,004 1,504

In 2014, in the resolutions adopted by the regular and in the investment program of the Company an as follows RUB 1,004 million excluding VAT was planned for implementation of privileged grid connection contracts. The actual implementation exceeded the target costs and amounted to RUB 1,504 million.

The grid connection fee under effective contracts amounted to RUB 90 million not including VAT, and the estimated costs of grid connection amounted to RUB 1,004 million (not including VAT). In 2014, capital investments and operating costs for grid connection of energy-receiving facilities of consumers from the ‘privileged’ group amounted to RUB 1,504 million. Therefore, the estimated costs of grid connection under grid connection contracts that were effective as at December 31, 2014 is 16.7 greater than the grid connection fee.

In the Russian Government Order dated December 29, 2011 No.1178 On the Pricing in the Area of Regulated Prices (Tariffs) in the Electricity Sector and the Russian Government Order dated December 27, 2004 No. 861 entitled The Rules of Grid connection of Energy-Receiving Facilities of Electricity Consumers, Electricity Generation Facilities, and Electric Grid Facilities Owned by Grid Companies and Other Persons to Electric Grids it is stipulated that the fee for grid connection of energy-receiving facilities with a maximum capacity not exceeding 15 kW (and including, with account taken of capacity that was connected in this point earlier) shall be set based on the cost of services of grid connection not exceeding 550 rubles.

Amount of lost earnings pursuant to decisions of regulatory authorities
Lost earnings, RUB thous. Arkhenergo Vologdaenergo Karelenergo Kolenergo Komienergo Novgorodenergo Pskovenergo
2009 under 15 kW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
from 15 to 670 kW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 under 15 kW 105,670 53,000 52,258 0 338,320 23,340 16,629
from 15 to 670 kW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 under 15 kW 39,100 0 140,331 5,400 0 103,400 21,500
from 15 to 670 kW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 under 15 kW 128,215 0 0 0 76,336 0 0
from 15 to 670 kW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 under 15 kW 112,705 39,047 0 24,578 44,148 207 0
from 15 to 670 kW 484
2014 under 15 kW 101,818 43,126 0 10,810 109,211 923 11,666
from 15 to 670 kW 318 620