Ukraine

Membership

Day of Accession
1 February 2011
Status
Contracting Party

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IR2021 / Ukraine

Ukraine's 2021 implementation
performance and key energy
sector benchmark data

In general

Overall implementation performance, energy mix, consumption

Electricity

Implementation indicators, facts and figures, retail market opening

Gas

Implementation indicators, facts and figures, retail market opening

Renewable energy

Implementation indicators, total RES capacities, shares of energy from RES

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency indicators, Implementation indicators, Implementation of labelling

Environment

Implementation indicators, LCP installations, LCP emissions, hours used from opt-out period

Climate

Implementation indicators

Oil

Implementation indicators

Statistics

Implementation indicators

Infrastructure

Implementation indicators

National authorities

Regulatory authority, Competition authority, State Aid authority

Cybersecurity

Implementation indicators

Browse through Ukraine's
latest implementation updates

Latest developments in security of supply Date
Ukraine first to submit its 2017 Gas Security of Supply Statement to the Secretariat. The report focuses on technical conditions of the transmission and storage system and Ukraine’s effort aim at improving them. June 2017
Ministry submitted its 2015 Security of Supply Statement to the Secretariat. October 2015

 

Latest developments in electricity Date
NEURC issued a preliminary decision on the certification of Ukrenergo under the independent system operator model. October 2021

The Electricity Market Law was amended to eliminate legal uncertainties preventing joint auctions with neighbouring transmission system operators and allowing access to cross-border capacity to non-resident companies.

April 2021
NEURC approves Transmission Network Development Plan (10-year) for the Ukrainian TSO and adopts a new Procedure for allocation of transmission capacity at cross-border lines, including standard contract for access to the capacity as well as new Rules on congestion management on cross-border lines, including procedure for allocation of congestion revenues April 2020

NEURC approves the preliminary certification decision on Ukrenergo.

October 2019

 

Latest developments in energy efficiency Date
Ukraine submits its fifth Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive to the Secretariat. August 2021
The procedure for maintaining EPBD databases and registries (of exerts and reports of inspections of technical building systems and EP certificates), is incorporated into the Order of the Unified state electronic construction system operation February 2021
Ukraine adopted the package of technical regulations for energy labelling of energy-related products, incl. solid fuel boilers, space heaters, ventilation units and professional refrigerators. November 2020
The Secretariat received the fourth Annual Report under the Energy Efficiency Directive from the Ukrainian authorities. September 2020
The third Annual Report under Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency was submitted to the Energy Community Secretariat.  November 2019
Pursuant to the draft EEAP, the overall energy efficiency target in line with the Energy Efficiency Directive for 2020 was adopted by the Government. August 2019

 

Latest developments in gas Date
After lifting the regulated prices under the public service obligation for households in summer 2020, supply prices for district heating companies were deregulated. June 2021
With its Opinion 04/2019, Secretariat confirms that the newly established gas TSO, GTSO, is unbundled in line with the requirements from European law. December 2019
The Government of Ukraine adopted a new Resolution, which changed the existing ownership unbundling model defined on 1 July 2016 to an independent system operator. The new Resolution may unlock the long pending unbundling process and foster needed market reforms. September 2019

 

Latest development in environment Date
Ukraine named eleven new Wetlands of International Importance (“Ramsar Sites”). It now has 50 sites in total, covering an area of over 800.000 hectares. September 2019
Amendments to the NERP were adopted to reflect the changes introduced by the new Electricity Market Law and to update the terms of implementation of the action plan for reducing the emissions from large combustion plants covered by the NERP.   July 2019
Ukraine fulfilled its reporting obligations on pollutants under the scope of the Large Combustion Plants Directive by submitting the relevant information to the European Environment Agency. June 2019
The Law on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) entered into force. October 2018
In Ukraine, the opt-out of a total of nineteen coal-fired thermal power plants started, meaning that they cannot be operated for more than 20,000 hours up until 31 December 2023. January 2018

 

Latest developments in renewable energy Date
The draft Law on Amendments to the Law on the Mandatory Use of Liquid Biofuels (Biocomponents) in Transport passed first reading in the Parliament. September 2021
The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry released the draft Law on Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Stimulating the Production of Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources for public consultation. August 2021
Ukraine submitted its fourth Progress Report on promotion and use of energy from renewable sources under Article 22 of the Renewable Energy Directive to the Secretariat. December 2020
Ukraine submitted the third progress report on the promotion of renewable energy 2016-2017, outlining the progress and the challenges of renewable energy development during the reporting period. January 2019
Latest development in regulatory authority affairs Date

Ukrainian Law on the National Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Commission entered into force.

November 2016 
Ukrainian Regulators Law passed the first reading, the second reading to follow. April 2016

 

Latest development in competition Date
According to the Law on State Aid for Business Entities, the prohibition of State aid entered into force. August 2017
The government approved an Order for Recovery of Illegal State Aid. July 2017

 

Latest developments in statistics Date
UKRSTAT took a decisive step towards the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/1952 with the dissemination of the first dataset with electricity and gas prices charged to households and industrial consumers in the first semester 2018. September 2018

 

Latest developments in climate Date

By a decree, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources was tasked to update its Low Carbon Development Strategy until 2050 and turn it into a framework law on the principles of low emission development.

March 2021
The Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of GHG Emissions Law, which transposes provisions of Directive 2003/87/EC related to the creation of a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system, entered into force. January 2021
Secondary legislation on the list of activities subject to MRV of GHG emissions was adopted and it corresponds to the relevant provisions of Directive 2003/87/EC. September 2020
Ukrainian Parliament adopts the Law of Ukraine "On Regulation of Economic Activities with Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases" and Law of Ukraine “On Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of GHG emissions”. December 2019
Ukraine sets up a national working group to prepare the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).  July 2019
Latest developments in oil Date

The draft Law on emergency oil stocks was drafted and sent to the Secretariat for compliance review.

October 2018