The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine reported that budgetary organizations, in particular, hospitals that did not choose an electricity supplier, while the term for the supply of electricity by the supplier of " the last resort" is ending, continue to receive electricity without interruptions.
The Cabinet of Ministers has expanded the list of goods, works and services necessary for the implementation of measures aimed at preventing the emergence and spread, localization and elimination of outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics of acute respiratory disease COVID-19.
According to the Law "On the Electricity Market", universal services, except for household and small non-household consumers with a capacity of up to 50 kW, are provided by the supplier of such services also to budgetary institutions, regardless of the size of the contractual capacity, and to other consumers whose electrical installations are connected to power grids with a contractual capacity of up to 150 kW until December 31, 2020. Thus, from January 1, 2021, household consumers and small non-household consumers with a capacity of up to 50 kW have the right to receive a universal service.
Therefore, consumers who have a temporary right to receive a universal service had to choose an electricity supplier at free prices and conclude an agreement on the electricity supply. They had to do this by December 31, 2020. Due to the fact that consumers have not chosen an electricity supplier in advance at free prices, the supply of electricity to their facilities will be carried out on the basis of a contractual relationship with the supplier of "the last resort" within a period not exceeding 90 days after the termination of the urgent right to universal service.
Thus, at present, electricity supplies to about 4,000 budgetary organizations are carried out in accordance with the contract for the supply of electricity by the supplier of "the last resort", which expires on April 1, 2021.
The resolution adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers gives such organizations the right, without holding tender procedures for the purchase of electricity, to conclude contracts for the supply of electricity at a price not exceeding the price of a universal service for small non-residential consumers (including transmission and distribution services) in the relevant territory.