Ukraine adopts law on certification of electricity transmission operator under Third Energy Package

19 April 2021

On 15 April, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted a law that paves the way for the certification of the electricity transmission system operator Ukrenergo. The Law transposes the provisions of Electricity Directive 2009/72/EC related to the Independent System Operator Model. The certification of Ukrenergo was previously rejected by the Secretariat due to non-compliance with the Ownership Unbundling Model.

The adopted Law also contains provisions that once implemented will remove the existing barriers to joint cross-border capacity allocation between Ukraine and Moldova as well as with its EU neighbours - Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.  The Secretariat will re-launch coordination of this process via a joint working group established in 2019.  

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