The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation sent a proposal to the government to include in the tariffs for the payment of housing and communal services the costs of installing and maintaining “smart” water and heat meters. newspaper reports “News”.
The ministry’s report says that for the transition to the use of artificial intelligence in the housing and communal services sector, “smart” meters should be used at all stages of resource accounting. They want to assign responsibility for their installation to resource sourcing organizations (RSOs), when they act as a service provider, all costs will be included in the housing and communal services tariffs.
To do this, the Ministry of Construction “exceeds the limit indices of changes in the amount of payments by consumers for utilities, purchase, installation, maintenance, calibration, replacement of measuring devices and measuring systems.”
According to the plan of the Ministry, it is planned to make changes in laws and regulations in order to lay the legal ground for innovations in 2024. The transition to such meters should begin from 2025 in non-residential premises, and from 2027 in residential premises.
The source of the newspaper in the government apparatus said that the issue of introducing smart meters should be considered as experience gained in the field of electricity supply and therefore only after an analysis of the increase in tariffs.
Commenting on the proposal of the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Energy noted that the stages and timing of the implementation of the tariff load analysis and further coordination will be determined according to the results of the joint work of the relevant departments.
Previously reported in Russia suggested Change the fee collection system for housing and communal services.
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