On 30 August 2019 National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) adopted the Resolution on Procedure for Establishment, Review and Termination of of “Green” Tariff for Electricity for Business Entities, Consumers, Including Energy Cooperatives and Households, Installations of Which Produce Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources (the “GT Procedure”). The GT Procedure is available in Ukrainian at the NEURC site at: http://www.nerc.gov.ua/?id=44040.
The GT Procedure enters into force on the date following its official publication and replace the relevant current legislation.
The new GT Procedure aims at ensuring that the provisions of the NEURC Resolution No. 1421 “On Procedure for Establishment, Review and Termination of the“ Green” Tariff for Electricity for Business Entities and Private Households” from November 2, 2012 are compatible with the current legislation, namely the Law of Ukraine No. 2712-VIII " On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Ensuring Competitive Conditions for Electricity Production from Renewable Energy Sources” from 05.22.2019
GT Procedure will Cover
RES Producers if:
RES Electricity Consumers.
List of Documents to be Submitted for Obtaining GT
The list of documents to be submitted for the purpose of obtaining GT has been modified, in particular RES Producers would not be required to submit calculation of cost of electricity production at a power plant which is quite cumbersome and creates a lot of obstacles and delays in practice.
However, the following documents have been added to the list of documents required:
GT Procedure does not envisage any requirements as to public hearings for the purpose of the establishment of GT as provided by Alternative Energy Law
GT Procedure envisages the possibility for establishment of GT:
Incompliance of submitted documents with requirements of the GT Procedure and certain laws listed in GT Procedure, in particular with Alternative Energy Law, Law of Ukraine On Electricity Market, Law of Ukraine on Regulation of Urban Activity, Law of Ukraine on the Regulator, Code of Transmission System and Code of the Distribution System, will be an express ground for the Regulator to dismiss the application.
TERMINATION OF GT
GT Procedure envisages two additional grounds for termination of established GT: