Debts of RAO UES consumers for electrical and heating energy grew by 15 percent to 92bn rubles ($2.94bn) in the first quarter of 2003. These figures were announced at today's meeting in the energy holding devoted to the results of the first three months of this year. In the reported period RAO UES subsidiaries and affiliates supplied energy worth 192.7bn rubles ($6.16bn).
In the first quarter, the holding did not receive 8.1bn rubles ($258m) in revenues for sold energy.
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