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National Commission bans import of Russian and Belarusian electricity to Ukraine for four months

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ban will last until October 1, 2021
14:15, 26 May 2021

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The National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities has banned the import of Russian and Belarusian electricity to Ukraine until October 1, 2021. Parliamentarian Oleksiy Honcharenko stated this in the Telegram.

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"I spoke at the meeting and demanded an indefinite ban or at least until the end of this year. I reminded of the Russian aggression, the recent events in Belarus, and PACE resolutions. However, the decision was actually made to stop imports for only 4 months," Honcharenko said.

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As it was reported earlier, on March 6, it was reported that in 2022, Ukraine plans to separate its energy system from Russia and Belarus. It is noted that joining ENTSO-E will also provide demonopolization of the electricity market in Ukraine.

In April 2020, Ukraine canceled auctions that distribute the capacity of interstate ties with Russia and Belarus during the quarantine.

And on May 5, Ukraine renewed the import of electrical energy from Belarus. 

On May 13, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law introducing a ban on the import of electricity from Russia and Belarus.

In particular, the law will provide the possibility of certification of the electrical energy Transmission System Operator (TSO) according to the ISO (Independent System Operator) separation model. This model provides that such an operator uses the property that ensures the integrity of the unified energy system of Ukraine, while at the same time this property remains in the ownership of the state.

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