The Ministry is engaged into
implementation of a decentralization and deregulation
reforms. Today we offer to the Government to
support legislative changes called to simplify the
tangled procedures for getting electricity. This was stated by Vice
Prime Minister/Minister of Regional Development,
Construction, Housing and Utilities
of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko,
in his presentation of the aforesaid amendments.
changes to existing legislation designed to simplify
a number of procedures for small and medium-sized
businesses, in particular, to ease
the procedure of connection to electric networks. Thus,
we will improve Ukraine's performance in the World
Bank’s Doing Business “Getting Electricity”
ranking”, stressed Hennadii
The official reminded that Ukraine is a
member of the Energy community and committed to harmonize
national legislation with European standards as well as
to ensure compliance with the EU rules and directives in the
energy sphere. Notably, according to the European practice the
process of connection to power grids is regulated by electric
power transmission and distribution codes,
and also rules of delivery of electric energy to consumers.
"The stable functioning of the
energy market of Ukraine is of strategic importance, therefore, all the legislative
issues to regulate the functioning of it
should be solved in an integrated manner”,
said Hennadii Zubko.
“Hence, legislative propositions
of the Ministry of Regional Development and legislative
initiatives of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry will
create conditions for effective work of all electricity market participants".
"What we offer is to
cancel the permit for the development of the project of allotment of land for
electricity facilities, the location of
which is provided by town-planning
documentation, such as plans of zoning and detailed territory
plans. This means to simplify [procedure – ed.]
and reduce the period to undergo such
procedures, as now the process of considering an
application for the permit lasts for 1
month", said Hennadii
Zubko about the legislative
initiatives of the Ministry of Regional Development.
The transition from permits for
land and repair activities to the notification
principle is to ease the procedure of connection
to power grids. The notification
for standard connections should be addressed 5 days prior to the beginning
of activities. Presently, the procedure
of getting such permit takes 10 days.
"The time for processing
application and submission of the contract on connection to the networks
from the electricity supplier to the customer is offered
to cut from 5 to 3 days," the official said.
Moreover, it is planned to cut terms of providing
service from standard connection to
electrical systems to power grids
of electricity provider.