During the meeting, there were discussed the ways out of the energy crisis, proposed by the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters headed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal took part in a sitting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Utilities on Tuesday, May 12, to discuss Minutes №1 of the meeting of the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters.
The Head of Government informed the members of the Committee that the energy balance of the country developed by the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection is reliable, meets all the requirements and has been approved in the presence of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Apart from that, the PM noted that all members of the Committee were invited to join the work of the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters and the decisions adopted at its meetings were recorded in the Minutes. For each of these decisions, there are short deadlines for their implementation.
"All in all, I will ask you to support the work of the Ministry of Energy, the work of the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters. We are well aware that the industry is in a dire situation," said Denys Shmyhal.
Moreover, the PM stressed that the Government will not change the cost of electricity for household consumers this year. It has been and remains at the level of UAH 1.68. According to him, this is a critical decision.
"This is an important indicator. It has been agreed with the President," the Prime Minister accentuated.
"As for the cost of electricity for non-domestic consumers. We should take a number of steps. Provide the opportunity to enter into direct contracts. Make appropriate changes to the laws," said Denys Shmyhal.
After a detailed discussion of the proposed solutions, 14 members of the Committee on Energy and Utilities supported this document, and 7 took into consideration.