Co-founder of the Institute of energy strategies Yuriy Korolchuk believes that there is no point in spending time to analyze the rules that will come to fruition July 1, 2019 with the introduction of the new electricity market. He commented on the failure of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) of the company “Energoatom” at the beginning of the proceedings on a possible violation of competition law in the actions of the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in spheres of power and utilities (NKREKU) the adoption of the resolution of March 16, 2016 №289 “On approval of the Procedure of forming the projected wholesale market price of electric energy”
As reported by Ukrainian news, this Korolchuk said on his page on the social network Facebook.
“Rightly so in Antimonopoly Committee. First, in decision No. 289 indicative price of coal is determined based on the average prices in the ports of Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerpen for 12 months. In the method, approved by the resolution №990, the price of uranium-bearing raw material is determined by long-term and short-term rates. From this, the AMC concludes that in this decision, the same principles and approaches to formation of the size of the fuel component of the tariff for electricity producers operating on price bids. Therefore, to complain and to wipe with a handkerchief moistened the eyes of the nuclear industry there is no reason they work in the same Rotterdam+. Only nuclear,” he wrote.
According to experts, the introduction of a new electricity market, which is implementing in Ukraine of norms of the Third energy package of the European Union (EU) will remove the basis for the operation of power in the rhetoric of the populists.
“What’s the point to investigate a method which ends on July 1, and will come into effect new competitive electricity market. Price out there will shape the market mechanisms and no “Rotterdam” no one need not be. As I don’t need professional manipulators, who for several years had lived as the birds in the feeder on the fake theme of the Rotterdam treason,” — said Korolchuk.
As reported, from July 1, 2019, the planned introduction of the new electricity market. The timely market introduction depends, whether Ukraine will receive macro-financial assistance in the amount of 500 million euros from the EU in 2019.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine will start the electricity market from 1 July 2019. A similar position today, 14 may, was made head of the NPC Ukrenergo Vsevolod Kovalchuk.