Infrastructure

Implementation indicators

  • National Competent Authority

    National Competent Authority

    Ukraine’s transposition of Regulation (EU) 347/2013 and designation of the national competent authority is still pending. The draft Law prepared by the Ministry of Energy has not yet been sent to the Government for adoption.

  • Manual of procedures

    Manual of procedures

    The manual of procedures, as defined by Regulation (EU) 347/2013, is yet to be drafted.

  • National regulatory authority involvement

    National regulatory authority involvement

    The Secretariat supported the regulatory authority in drafting the methodology and criteria to evaluate investments in electricity and gas infrastructure projects and the higher risks incurred by them. Yet the Ukrainian national regulatory authority has not published the methodology and criteria as required by the Regulation.

State of compliance

The Secretariat in 2020 assisted Ukraine in preparing the draft Law on Projects of the Highest National Priority in the Field of Energy, transposing Regulation (EU) 347/2013. The draft foresees that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine acts as the national competent authority, with a possibility to transfer its power to the so-called Interdepartmental Commission.

On 29 November 2018, the Ministerial Council adopted a decision establishing a breach of Ukraine for non-transposition of Regulation (EU) 347/2013, which has not yet been rectified.

Ukraine, as a Contracting Party with a relatively high number of Energy Community infrastructure projects, stands to benefit at large from the implementation of the Regulation. This is especially relevant regarding the strategic infrastructure projects related to the synchronization of Ukraine with the Continental European power system. Other projects like rehabilitation of the overhead power lines 400 kV to Slovakia and Romania (suggested PMI 2020), as well as oil pipelines projects (Brody – Adamowo and Southern Druzhba pipelines, suggested as PECI and PMI 2020) might be positively influenced by the Regulation’s adoption.