During the meeting, the composition of Crisis Energy Headquarters was approved and the energy balance of Ukraine presented.
On Wednesday, April 29, the Cabinet of Ministers summoned the first meeting of the Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters chaired by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.
The meeting gathered the leadership of the Ministry of Energy, National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC), Energoatom, Ukrhydroenergo, the Guaranteed Buyer SE, MPs and all key market players. In total, the Anti-Crisis Headquarters staff comprises 32 members.
Opening the meeting, the Head of Government emphasized that the current energy crisis faces such challenges so the actions of the authorities must be prompt, effective and concerted.
“We are interested in having a ready action plan. Yesterday at a meeting with the President, we spoke about the energy balance of Ukraine having already been signed today. It has been adjusted. We have worked together with key businesses in the industry,” the Prime Minister emphasized.
Acting Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection Olha Buslovets told about the main challenges in the energy sector and presented a plan of operational measures to maintain the work of the energy sector in Ukraine.
The Prime Minister also stressed that the key task facing the Government currently was the need to balance the market and ensure its stability.
“We must preserve jobs, especially in the coal and nuclear industries. That is why it is critical to develop synergy in this issue. And the balance we have today gives us an understanding of where, what role and whose responsibility, as well as what capacities can be involved. And what we need to agree on with companies that own renewable energy sources,” said Denys Shmyhal.
Apart from that, the participants discussed the need to adopt a number of legislative and regulatory initiatives that will help stabilize the energy market.
All the present emphasized the importance that an Anti-Crisis Energy Headquarters was set up, as it would ensure comprehensive and open activities.
It should be noted that at a Cabinet of Ministers session on April 24, an Anti-crisis energy headquarters was established.