The second meeting of the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.
The meeting gathered acting Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Olha Buslavets, acting Director-General of the Energy Markets Directorate under the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection Oleksandr Martyniuk, Member of the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission Dmytro Kovalenko, Deputy Ministers, MPs of Ukraine, heads of Energorynok, NEC Ukrenergo, PJSC Ukrhydroenergo, SOE Guaranteed Buyer, SOE Market Operator, NNEGC “Energoatom”, DTEK LLC, Centrenergo PJSC, Donbasenergo PJSC and others.
The Prime Minister heard a report by the acting Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Olha Buslavets on the progress of implementation of the decisions of the first meeting of the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters. The National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission was instructed on the inadmissibility of non-compliance with the decisions of the Anti-Crisis Staff and while the Energoatom – on the requirement to adhere to the approved forecast balance.
Moreover, during the meeting, an issue of unprofitable activity of NNEGC "Energoatom" was raised. "The company should be allowed to trade at normal prices. Our task is to protect Energoatom. NNEGC incurs losses of minus UAH 1 billion every month due to the fact that it sells electricity at half price on the balancing market. It is cheaper not to trade than to trade at a loss. That is why our objective is to protect Energoatom and the staff of the enterprise," the Prime Minister said.
In addition, the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters participants drew the attention of MPs to a significant number of legislative initiatives that contain anti-crisis measures and are registered with the Verkhovna Rada Secretariat. Consideration of these documents is important for the country's energy security and market functioning. Therefore, the headquarters made a proposal to speed up the consideration of such bills.