Text of the bill is available at: (http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/webproc4_1?pf3511=64170)
The bill provides for the introduction of auctions to stimulate the electricity generation from renewable energy sources.
On June 7 2018 the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency hosted a press conference devoted to a new system for supporting renewable energy in Ukraine. Acting Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety MP Oleksandr Dombrovsky, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Electricity and Energy Transportation of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety, Ukrainian MP Lev Pidlisetsky and Julia Kovaliv, Head of the Office of the National Investment Council of Ukraine, presented the bill and some changes in the state aid to the national Renewable Energy sector to be introduced from 1 July 2019.
At the beginning of the press conference, Oleksandr Dombrovsky noted that the new bill would retain the most comfortable conditions for investors who had already invested in renewable energy sector of Ukraine and at the same it would prevent an inevitable “green energy default”.
Main provisions of the bill includes:
The GT rate for the wind plants remains unchanged.
The minimum tariff (starting price for auction) will be decided by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Maximum auction price will not exceed the current “green” tariff rate.
If the auction winner fails/ refuses to implement the project within 3 years, he will loose his money.
According to Lev Pidlysetskij, such approach will "provide equivalence for each investor, and allow small players to participate in the auctions as well." He forecasted the first pilot auction to be held in the second half of 2019 for solar plants in Chernobyl area.
The bill also provides for increasing maximum installed capacity of installation for households from current 30 kW up to 500 kV. This will apply to both individuals and legal entities.
Video of Press Conference is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNhVU-u2NRk