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Podcast

12.12.2017

Ukraine’s Independent National Energy Regulator

In 2016, Ukraine proposed for the re-establishment of an independent national energy and utilities regulatory body. The Draft Law No 2966-d, “On the National Commission […] read more

Energy Union Law

energy

News

7.12.2017

Any other name would smell as sweet!

The Energy Law and Policy Area has recently been re-named as the Energy Union Law Area. We will still be tackling all of the latest […] read more

Energy Union Law

cross border

Podcast

4.12.2017

The Danish-German Cross-Border Auctions on Solar PV

In this podcast, Dijana Dmitruk, legal advisor of the Danish Energy Agency, discusses the Danish-German cooperation agreement for mutually opened auctions of solar photovoltaics (PVs). […] read more

Energy Union Law

Publications

25.09.2017

New Publication: A South European Perspective

The Energy Law and Policy Area, together with the Hellenic Energy Regulatory Institute, has just published a multi-authored volume which focuses on the main energy […] read more

Energy Union Law

News

15.09.2017

Athens Conference on European Energy Law: Programme Just Released!

This year will mark the second edition of the Athens Conference on European Energy Law, which will take place on 29 September 2017. The initiative […] read more

Energy Union Law

Podcast

20.07.2017

The Greek Energy Market & Consumer Rights

In this podcast, Antonis Metaxas and Maria Charontaki discuss the implications of the Winter Package for the Greek energy market before considering the recent legislative […] read more

Energy Union Law

Webinar

27.05.2017

Webinar: Baltic Sea Pipelines and EU law

If you missed the webinar on the Baltic Sea pipelines and the applicability of EU law with Professor Kim Talus, you can now find the […] read more

Energy Union Law

Winter Package

Podcast

15.05.2017

New Podcast! Revised Renewable Energy Directive

As part of the Energy Law & Policy podcast series, Christopher Bremme and Thomas Schulz, from Linklaters Berlin, consider the Commission’s revisions to the Renewable […] read more

Energy Union Law

5th Vienna Forum on European Energy Law

Event Highlights

10.05.2017

Vienna Forum on European Energy Law

The slides from the 5th Vienna Forum on European Energy Law are now available. Topics discussed at the forum included the new energy market design, […] read more

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Ukraine’s Independent National Energy Regulator

- Energy Union Law

In 2016, Ukraine proposed for the re-establishment of an independent national energy and utilities regulatory body. The Draft Law No 2966-d, “On the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities Sector”, was signed into law by the President of Ukraine on 22 November 2016 following a decade-long campaign. This marks a significant step toward creating a competitive energy market in Ukraine, a reliable regulatory environment, and a meaningful reform of the country’s energy sector. The new law was developed in line with the Energy Community Treaty and Ukraine’s obligations to implement the EU’s Third Energy Package.

Up until this point, the activities of the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine (NEURC) had been governed by a series of legislative acts and could be dissolved on the basis of a presidential decision. Under the new law, the regulator’s functions shall include the issuing of resolutions, orders and regulatory acts, licensing conditions and the granting of licences in the electricity and gas market and public utilities sector, the setting of tariffs, and the supervision, monitoring and control of market players.

The law also introduces extensive transparency obligations, a rotation procedure for commissioners, and seeks to limit political interference by prohibiting governmental officials, municipalities, political parties, and any other legal entities or individuals from giving any instructions, orders or requests to the regulator. In this podcast, Olena Pavlenko, of Ukrainian think tank DiXi Group, traces the backdrop to this development, outlines how the new regulator will function in effect, and discusses the implications of its establishment.

 

 

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