Chairman of Naftogaz Andriy Kobolyev said that on Wednesday NEURC had changed a number of regulatory acts, simplifying the procedure for changing the gas supplier for the population from July 1, 2020. It is reported by Economichna Pravda.
“The Regulator updated the rules for gas supply in order to simplify the procedure for changing the gas supplier for household consumers from July 1. This is a bold but necessary step to launch the retail gas market. And I am grateful that despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Regulator continues to reform the Ukrainian gas market and changed the rules to finally give freedom of choice to every Ukrainian,” he wrote.
He noted that under the new rules it would be possible to change the supplier in a few days.
“From July, the gas consumer will be able to change the supplier in just one click: you need to send an application to join the new supplier. Everything else will be done by a new supplier using modern information technologies. That’s why the Regulator gives time until July 1 – for the GTS operator to set up the operation of its information platform,”Kobolyev explained.
At the same time, debt to the previous supplier will not interfere with the transition to a new one.
The opening of the natural gas market for domestic consumers was scheduled for May 1, 2020, but due to the introduction of quarantine restrictions, the deadlines were postponed to July 1.
Starting from July 1, the consumer will be able to choose a gas supplier and change it even every month.
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