Determining of conditions for the standard connection to the
power grid by business entities will allow us to overcome corruption of local electricity
providers. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said during his visit
of Khmelnytsky NPP separated subdivision of NNEGC
The next week the National Regulatory Commission for Energy
and Utilities (NRCEU) will announce an important decision developed jointly
with the Government, said the Prime Minister.
"The National Commission will take action about the
standard connection to electricity. From now on there won’t remain a place in
Ukraine in which an official, an employee of any electricity providing company can
fix at his sole discretion the price per 1 kW/h of electricity. We consider it
one more significant step towards the development of economy and
entrepreneurship in Ukraine," stressed the Head of Government.
According to Volodymyr Groysman, the process of connection to
power grids today is the source of misconduct and corruption: "When an
entrepreneur is building a factory, comes to electricity supplying company to
get connection to the grid and the latter fixes exorbitant and not clear how calculated
Moreover, the schemes are used when such power providing companies
"for kickbacks" connect enterprises to electricity failing to meet the
required technical conditions, as businessmen complain.
This problem must be thoroughly examined, and officials
accused of bribery should be prosecuted, urged the Head of Government.