On the first day of summer, Transcarpathian officals began preparations for the heating season of 2013-2014. The relevant decree was signed by the head of the Regional State Administration Oleksandr Ledyda on May 30.
Local authorities were instructed, in case of changes in energy prices, to adjust tariffs for housing and communal services to make them economically feasible, and ensure the implementation of gas, heat and water metering devices in private homes and at the public sector facilities by October 1. In the separate item of the decree, Uzhgorod city council is instructed to ensure repayment of utilities’ debts for energy consumption by September 3, 2013.
Also, the Governor instructed to transfer the gas pipelines, built through various funding sources, to the balance of the private structure of "Zakarpathaz" PJSC.
By October, Units of "Zakarpathaz" PJSC and "Zakarpattyaoblenergo" PJSC shall take measures to increase the capacity of city networks to ensure the provision of public sector and private facilities with quality gas and electricity supply.
Also, the local government of the regional center was instructed to ensure individual heating systems for all consumers of heat energy.