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Zigurs: debts will be paid until next heating season

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Chairman of Rīgas Siltums Aris Zigurs

The amount of Riga residents heat debt amounts to 5 million lats, but it will be paid until the beginning of the next heating season, states the Chairman of Rīgas Siltums Aris Zigurs (Āris Žīgurs).

There has not been a year when building managers have not settled the accounts for heating services. There are managers who have paid for heating completely, for example, Purvciema nami, Juglas nami, Zemgale and Vecmilgravis. There are the ones that have settled the debts by 90% – Pļavnieku nami and Krasta nami, indicates Zigurs in the newspaper Telegraf.

He adds that more than a half of building managers no longer have difficulties, while the remaining debts are not very different from those which we had a year or two ago, therefore there is no reason for worries.

Major problems may arise in Sarkandaugava, where the debt forms half a million lats.

Zigurs emphasized that currently the price of natural gas has decreased and correspondingly also the heating prices should go down and not to change until the the end of the year. He did not give any future forecasts, though.

At the moment, the figures in Riga are the following: one housing square meter per year consumes 200 kilowatt hours, while Rīgas Siltums goal within ten years is to reduce this number to 150 kilowatt hours.

Over the past 12 years, Rīgas Siltums has reduced loss of energy three times from 1.126 million to 451 000 megawatt hours a year. If this had not been implemented, Riga would have had to pay 20 million more for heating.

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  1. DDDD says:

    Still, is there any other way out?

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  2. One says:

    The price for natural gas has decreased -but for how long?

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  3. Sandy says:

    Trust me they won’t be paid

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