EU4Energy Workshop in the context of Infrastructure assessment and Projects of Eastern Partnership Interest (regulatory and planning aspects) took place in Kyiv.
Natalia Boyko, Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine on European Integration took part in the opening ceremony of this event and noted that Ukraine step by step implements all necessary measures to fulfill its international obligations on the European integration path, adheres to the course for deep and system reforms aimed at increasing energy security, competition, consumer protection and market integration. Infrastructure integration, in particular, through high-quality implementation of important projects of common interest is a key factor for successful market integration with the EU.
Natalia Boyko stressed that a complete synchronization of the Ukrainian power system with the European one as well as its separation from the interconnected operation with the Russian and Belarussian power systems is a strategic priority for Ukraine.
Representatives of energy regulators from Ukraine, Armenia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Belarus shared their experience in developing such plans for infrastructure projects and their regulation.
The attendees touched upon the implementation of projects of Energy Community Interest (PECI) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMI), in particular the PECI / PMI or PEPI status project evaluation methodology.
Experts of the Directorate of Strategic Planning and European Integration, the Directorate of Energy Markets and the Office of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine participated in the said workshop.