General scheme of connection to utilities to be developed by expert commission
Drafts of normative legal acts on connecting to utility networks, which were elaborated by the Ministry of Construction of Russia, should be reviewed. This was stated by Assistant of the Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation Natalia Antipina.
A detailed discussion of this issue was held at the regular meeting of the Commission on Housing and Utilities of the Public Council of the Ministry of Construction.
The authorities in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities are working on the transfer to e-format services for technical connection and the connection to resource supplying companies. The list of services, which the participants of the construction market will be able to get online, also includes receiving documents for operations within the interagency interaction through the Internet. As a result of this work regulations will be elaborated, they will have guidelines for interaction of key urban development figures, including proposals for its functioning in electronic format.
Alexey Makrushin, who heads the Commission, brought up for discussion the need to unify general rules for connection to utility networks. This issue is still relevant, because the access to the networks of heat, gas, water and electricity supply should be based on the same principles for all consumers. On the meeting it was decided to make amendments in the price determination basis in order to avoid increase of tariffs for heat supply and to define general rules for payment of connection.
Experts will also elaborate “Strategy of Heat Supply Development”, which will be the main document that defines objectives, principles and actions for the coming decade, as well as deadlines and persons responsible for its implementation.