Rada profile committee voted to cancel "Gerus amendment" on electricity imports


Rada profile committee voted to cancel 

On Friday evening, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing and Utilities Services approved a bill that abolishes the possibility of purchasing electricity from countries that are not members of the European Energy Community under bilateral agreements, MP Aleksey Kucherenko (Batkivshchyna faction) said.

"The committee voted unanimously to revoke import," he said on the television channel Ukraine on Friday night.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on September 18 approved the amendment of MP Andrei Gerus to the law of Ukraine "On the Electricity Market", allowing it to buy electricity under bilateral agreements from countries that are not members of the European Energy Community. Gerus explained the need for his corrections by improving competition in the country's electricity market, which could lead to lower electricity prices for industrial consumers. According to the author of the revision, Gerus, the import should have been from Belarus. However, from October 1, began importing electricity from Russia, which in November tripled compared to October and occupied 15% of the Ukrainian market. As a result, Ukrainian thermal power plants and mines stop.

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