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11.10.2017

NEW APPROACHES TO STIMULATION OF ENERGY PRODUCTION FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES

A round table New Approaches to Stimulation of Energy Production from Renewable Sources organised with the support of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety and with the assistance of the British Embassy in Ukraine took place in Kyiv on 10 October 2017.

The MPs, representatives of Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, Ministry of Environmental Protection, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission, Energy Community, EBRD, UWEA and other energy sector non-governmental organizations discussed the new approaches to stimulation of energy production from renewables in the context of new electricity market law as well as priority measures to be taken in order to accelerate the "green" energy development in Ukraine.

Nataliya Boyko, Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, stated that the recently approved Energy strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2035 Security, Energy Efficiency, Competitiveness defines the key energy goals and aspirations. “We have quite ambitious targets of 11% final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020 and 25% by 2035”, Natalia Boiko said. She also noted that ensuring uninterrupted operation of the United energy system of Ukraine is one of the main priorities. Therefore it's urgent task for Ukraine to develop secondary legislation for the recently adopted Law of Ukraine On the Electricity Market to tackle the challenges the Ukrainian RE sector is currently facing.

Vsevolod Kovalchuk, Head of SE NEC Ukrenergo supported the position of the Energy Community to shift away from FIT system towards RE auctions. “The auctions should be organised and conducted for large projects exceeding 10 - 15 MW”, said he.

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