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Leigh Hancher

Topic of the Month

18.01.2018

State aid, unbundling and EdF – a new piece in the puzzle?

Written by Leigh Hancher    The EU Treaty state aid rules (Articles 107 and 108) have a major role to play in the energy sector. […] read more

Energy Union Law

Podcast

15.01.2018

The Opal Gas Pipeline

In this podcast, Szymon Zaręba from the Polish Institute of International Affairs discusses the legislative developments surrounding the controversial Opal gas pipeline. The Opal pipeline […] read more

Energy Union Law

gas pipeline

Event Highlights

20.12.2017

FSR and BNetza Forum on the Legal Issues of Energy Regulation

The 9th edition of the FSR and BNetza Forum on the Legal Issues of Energy Regulation from  October 27th 2017, tackled challenging issues of today’s […] read more

Energy Union Law

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

Gas

Event Highlights

17.11.2017

Future Challenges in the EU Gas Market

On October 26 2017, the FSR Energy Law and Policy Area organised the Seminar “Future Challenges in the EU Gas Market”. Security of Supply is […] 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

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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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