Reform of the electricity market kicks off in time – Trohimets

Реформа рынка электроэнергии стартует вовремя, – Трохимец

Everything is ready for the timely launch of the second phase of the reform of the electricity market, barriers to introducing a competitive market no

This was stated by the President of the Association of power engineering specialists of Ukraine Alexander Trohimets during the round table “the Risks and benefits of the implementation of the new electricity market”, the Agency “Ukrainian news”.

“In the last 2 months I have not heard any significant argument from critics and lobbyists, the transfer of the electric energy market, which was argued or legal point of view, from a technical, and talked about the real unwillingness of the market,” said Trohimets.

The President of the Association of power engineers of Ukraine is convinced that the timely introduction of competitive electricity market will provide for his work on a transparent model. “Never get out of this closed spiral of all these schemes of corruption including, when manual control (if not running of energy market reform). We definitely have to go to the market,” said Trohimets.

The expert believes that the deputies of the bill to postpone the introduction of the electricity market will not affect a timely launch in the market. “From the point of view of regulations of the Verkhovna Rada of deferral of 3 months is impossible. Why? Because those bills were the Deputy, not included in the agenda. Before 1 July is the date of market introduction, the bills are not included in the agenda and there was only one plenary week on which a particular bill to vote,” — said the President of the Association of power engineers of Ukraine.

We will remind, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Dombrovsky and Lev Pidlisetsky registered the bill No. 10318 of the postponement of the launch of the new wholesale electricity market for 3 months. The bill was not included in the agenda of Parliament.

From 1 July, comes into force the law “On electricity market”, which will start the second stage of the reform of the energy sector. In the second stage of the reform earned the market of bilateral contracts, consumers will be able to choose a provider who will offer the best price and quality.

The law of Ukraine “On electricity market” is aimed at implementation of legislative acts of the Energy community in the energy sector, namely directives of the Third energy package. The implementation provided by the Law of Ukraine “On electricity market” reforms will lead to liberalization of the electricity market of Ukraine and its functioning on a competitive basis on the European model. The launch of the competitive electricity market is one of the commitments of Ukraine to the European Union (EU). Reform in the energy sector is one of the conditions for granting Ukraine the second tranche of macro-financial assistance from EU in the amount of 500 million euros.