Spinu on the Price of Energy Supplies from Cuciurgan: The Best Solution Found

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Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu says the government's priority for this month is to get another 30% of the total amount of electricity the Republic of Moldova needs from Ukrainian companies. The official says the decision to continue buying electricity from Cuciurgan at a price $6 higher than last month is a good one. According to Spinu, the Republic of Moldova pays a lower price for electricity than other states, ipn.md notes Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu says that during May, Energocom will enter into contracts for the purchase of electricity based on direct negotiations, with the previously launched procurement procedure being canceled. The largest volume of electricity will also be purchased in May from Cuciurgan HPP. "According to the decision of the Emergencies Commission, we will have to ensure a 30 percent deficit, although Cuciurgan HPP can produce up to 85 percent in May. We may need less than 30 percent. We continue talks with Ukraine, including at the political level, to find an alternative. Let's see if we need to hold another bidding to see if we have better options," Andrei Spinu said during the "Cutia Neagră" program on TV8. According to the authorities, Chisinau will pay Cuciurgan HPP a price of $59.5 per MWh in May, which is $6 higher than the previous price. "Now we are in direct negotiations with both MGRES and Ukrainian companies, because we have no other options. It was the best solution we could find, and by the way, not a bad one. We still have low or similar prices to what we have had until now," Andrei Spinu added. Earlier, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita assured that although the purchase price of electricity is higher, the tariffs for domestic consumers will not go up in May. The increased electricity tariffs came into force on April 1. Now Premier Energy consumers, i.e. in the south and center of the country, pay an increased tariff of 66 bani per kWh, while consumers in the north of the country pay 47 bani more than the March tariff. Point