Dispute 02/2019: Ukraine / renewable energy
Summary of the dispute
State authorities and stakeholders have been engaged into intense discussions around upcoming changes to the existing a feed-in tariff (FIT) system in Ukraine, stabilization measures, and possible solutions for the crisis of the Ukrainian renewable energy sector. Furthermore, several draft laws meant to replace or to amend the existing legislation have been discussed in formal or less formal ways in various fora. The Energy Community Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre has been called upon to assist authorities and stakeholders in developing an optimal solution for the renewable energy sector.
|Areas of work||Mediator||Parties involved|
- 22 June 2021: The Mediator, together with the EBRD and other international financial institutions, raises concerns that the Ukrainian Government, by introducing an excise tax on renewable energy producers, may breach Ukraine’s commitments under the MoU
- 12 April 2021: The Mediator urges the Ukrainian Government to continue discussions on open issues affecting the implementation of the MoU: the liquidity of the Guaranteed Buyer, auctions and the reform of the electricity market design.
- 16 July 2020: EBRD urges Ukrainian authorities and legislators to continue discussions with RES investors
- 2 July 2020: US Congress members urge President Zelenskiy to reach consensus with investors on changes to the feed-in tariff regime
- 10 June 2020: Memorandum of Understanding signed by Prime Minister of Ukraine, acting Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine, head of the Energy Community Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre and representatives of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency and the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association
- 8 April 2020: Dispute about Restructuring Support Mechanism for Renewable Energy Projects in Ukraine: Statement by the Mediator
- 6 March 2020: Debriefing of embassies and international organisations on the Ukrainian renewables dispute