The share of DTEK in electricity supply after the purchase of the two power companies have not increased – expert

Доля ДТЭК в поставках электроэнергии после покупки двух облэнерго не возросла – эксперт

Buying a group of companies DTEK enterprises “Odessaoblenergo” and “Kyivoblenergo”, engaged in distribution of electricity, will not lead to an increase in the combined share of DTEK in electricity supply

About it in interview the Internet-to the edition “Capital,” said an expert in the field of competition policy, candidate of economic Sciences Yulia Borovik.

“Until 2018, all power distributing companies have carried out two kind of activity: electricity distribution and electricity supply at the regulated tariff. 2019 distribution companies do not operate on the electricity supply. This is a consequence of the implementation of the requirements of the Law of Ukraine “On electricity market” regarding separation of the distribution of electricity from the activities of production, transmission and supply of electricity. Thus, to date, the only economic activity undertaken “Kievoblenergo” and “Odessaoblenergo” (like any other power distribution companies) is solely the distribution of electricity” — said Yuri Borovik.

The law of Ukraine “On electricity market” operators of distribution systems, which are “Odessaoblenergo” and “Kyivoblenergo” it is forbidden to carry out activities in the field of electricity supply. The company’s acquisition of DTEK stakes “Kievoblenergo” and “Odessaoblenergo” is the purchase of companies involved in transportation (distribution) of electricity. Accordingly, this acquisition does not affect the market share of DTEK in electricity supply.

We will remind, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine at the meeting on 25 April 2019 granted permission to the company “DTEK Naftogaz” on the acquisition of 16.77% of shares of JSC “Odessaoblenergo” and 24.99% of shares of PJSC “Kyivoblenergo”.