The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine provided the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine and the Council of the wholesale electricity market recommendations on the possibility of bringing imports into the power system of Ukraine to ensure competition. About it reports a press-service AMKU.
The Ministry of energy of the Antimonopoly Committee recommended to amend the Procedure for drawing up the annual and monthly forecast balances of electric energy the United energy system of Ukraine, taking into account the possibility of raising import of electricity on competitive terms
The Council of the wholesale electricity market recommended by:
1. To amend the Rules of the wholesale electricity market of the introduction of competition between importers and producers operating on price bids, and, perhaps, NAEK Energoatom.
2. To take other necessary measures aimed at creating equal conditions for electricity producers and importers.
In addition, the AMCU, according to the results of a comprehensive study of the electricity markets and steam coal, recommended the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in energy and utilities, to develop and approve the procedure of conducting electronic auction for access to bandwidth interstate networks.
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As noted in the Antimonopoly Committee, today access to bandwidth interstate networks on a competitive basis, but the ability to import is limited administratively. The market rules provide for the establishment of prices of imported energy regulator (NKREKU), but the document, which would define the procedure for establishing such price, is missing.
“Wholesale electricity prices in the countries with which Ukraine is connected by interstate intersections, sometimes lower than the prices at which they sell electricity thermal power plant. Therefore, today in Ukraine there is a technical possibility to import electricity and its economic feasibility, however, there are high administrative barriers for the entry of importers to the market”, – reported in AMKU.
Earlier it was reported that electricity tariffs for industrial consumers in Ukraine from 1 January 2018, could grow by 10-15%.