Prime Minister of Ukraine
Volodymyr Groysman discussed with experts the ways of reforming the
energy sector and mechanisms of energy market
"Our energy independence
is of peculiar importance to our country", said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Government undertook efforts to reduce
the energy dependence of the
country last year, noted the Prime Minister. In particular,
the achievements were
the Concept of development of gas industry
of Ukraine until 2020, which envisages boosting production of Ukrainian gas and reduction of
about the reform of the energy sector, the Prime Minister noted the need to
build an integrated approach, thereby enabling to address all existing
problems. In particular, in his opinion, the country needs a clear strategy to maintain
proper operation of the mines, to improve equipment of miners, to introduce a
transparent market for coal, settle issues of the import of electricity.
Minister stressed the need to ensure institutional framework and provide transparency
of the electricity market. The Government is willing to achieve that, he emphasized.
the commission of the Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of
Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk will shortly
present a plan for the modernization of mines in the country. This year the
Government has planned in the budget UAH 1.8 billion on the restructuring of
mines, said the Head of Government.
build an efficient work in Ukraine to sell coal. We have an idea of creating a
platform where we could carry out a public auction for coal. Relevant work is
being conducted within the Government”, said Volodymyr
Groysman. “I think a few components: the
restructuring of mines and restoring order there, launching new mechanisms for
trade and creating conditions for the import [of power energy] – all these will
lead to a positive result."
participants also discussed the challenges that arose as a result of the energy
discussion were participating Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion, Minister of Energy
and Coal Industry of Ukraine Ihor Nasalyk,
Executive Director of the Office of Reforms of the Cabinet of Ministers of
Ukraine Anton Yashchenko, experts from various