Cancellation of the energy reform are interested some oligarchic groups – expert

В отмене энергореформы заинтересованы некоторые олигархические группы - эксперт

A number of oligarchic groups are not interested in the launch of a new electricity market. Their businesses are large consumers of electricity and the owners want to control the price of it

This was stated by economic expert Boris Kushniruk comments for TV media, writes “Obozrevatel”.

In particular, in his opinion, among interested in disrupting the timely start of the new market is Igor Kolomoisky. He is in control of Nikopol and Zaporizhia Ferroalloy plants, which are the largest consumers of electricity, and electricity costs in the cost of production is about 50%.

“Kolomoisky is interested to return to the model that existed before the introduction of the so-called” Rotterdam + “. When rates are determined in full manual mode. Then they will be able to lobby, to its enterprises as” large “consumers of electricity, the price was low,” said Boris Kushniruk.

Recall that the launch of the new market to be held on 1 July 2019, according to the law “On electricity market”, adopted by the Parliament in April 2017. It is the obligation of Ukraine before the European partners. In case of cancellation of the reform, Ukraine could lose € 500 million EU macro-financial assistance.

As reported by the media, in an interview with Igor Kolomoisky called to cancel the reform of the energy market. Experts attribute this to the desire to manually adjust electricity tariffs for enterprises of the oligarch.