The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine allowed to buy electricity under bilateral agreements from countries that are not members of the European Energy Community. Corresponding changes were made to the Law "On the Electricity Market". It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.
The parliament introduced the corresponding amendments to the Law "On the Electricity Market" by the draft law No.1084 “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine in the field of the use of nuclear energy”. The document was supported by 265 deputies at a meeting on September 18.
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.
According to head of the Verkhovna Rada Energy Committee, Andriy Gerus, it is planned that amendments to the law will allow import under direct agreements from Belarus in order to increase competition in the market and reduce the price of electricity for industrial consumers.
Earlier it was reported that the volume of electricity imports in August had increased by 13% compared to July – the first month of the new model of the electricity market. In August, electricity imports rose to 311.4 million kWh.