Security risks have not been evaluated when you open the import of electricity from Russia – the European Commission

Риски безопасности не были оценены при открытии импорта электроэнергии из России - Еврокомиссия

The Ukrainian authorities have not assessed the risks and threats to energy security of the country because of opening of import of electricity from Russia

This was stated by the head of the Energy Community Secretariat Janez kopacz in an interview with ExPro Electricity, inform the Facts.

“Belarus and the Russian Federation in relation to the Energy Community are third countries. Ukraine, as a member of the Community has the right to set the rules and criteria in relation to third parties in such an extent that it affects trade among members of the Community. Of course, the country needs to perform, whether it is (the import of electricity from Russia and Belarus. — Ed.) any risks to its market and security of supply of electricity. Any potential risks should be evaluated in the process of studying the question of security of supply. This has not been done,” — said kopacz.

We will remind, on September 18, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the Law “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine in the sphere of nuclear energy use”, in which the head of the energy Committee of the Parliament , Gerus lobbied for the amendment, which was allowed to buy Ukrainian consumers of imported electricity at bilateral contracts. According Gerus, imports had to be from Belarus.

October 1 was the first delivery of electricity from Russia in import mode. Supply held steady schedule with capacity of 100 MW. According to a source in the market, the import made by the company “United energy”, which is associated with Igor Kolomoisky.

Previously, Director of energy programs of Razumkov Center Volodymyr Omelchenko expressed the view that the restoration of import of electricity from Russia jeopardize the integration of the national energy system with the EU and enhances the energy dependence of Ukraine from Russia.

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On 7 October a group of deputies of the faction “European solidarity” has registered a draft law “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine” On electricity market “(reg. No. 2236), which proposes to abolish the “amendment Gerus”, which allowed the import of electricity from Russia.