A special-purpose committee approved a draft law banning the import of electricity from Belarus and the Russian Federation

On Friday evening, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing and Public Services approved the draft law that abolishes the possibility of purchasing electricity from countries that are not members of the European Energy Community under bilateral agreements, MP Oleksiy Kucherenko (Batkivshchyna faction) said, Energoreforma reports.

“The Committee voted unanimously for the abolition of imports”, he said on the air of one of TV channels.

Traders also announced a stop on electricity imports from Belarus, Economic Truth reports.

“From 1 night, imports from Belarus are zero, traders have stopped importing, Belarus is now more expensive than our market”, the source said.

The source also noted that the supply of electricity from Russia is still being carried out in small volumes. In particular, at night, imports are 16 MW, in the afternoon, 200-300 MW, with consumption of 16.000-21.000 MW.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine resumed commercial import of electricity from Russia.

Recall that the Verkhovna Rada allowed the import of electricity from Russia and Belarus. Part 8 of Article 67 was excluded from the Law “On the Electricity Market”, which allowed selling electricity imported from non-member countries of the Energy Community only on the “day-ahead” market and on the balancing market.

Head of the Verkhovna Rada’s Energy Committee, Andriy Gerus, said that imports would increase competition in the market and lower the price of electricity for industrial consumers.

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