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Energy Policy Talk on Moving towards a functioning competitive electricity market in Ukraine

February 18, 2016.

    On the 19th February second in a series of “Energy Policy Talks” will take place in “Hotel Kyiv”, where members of the Ukrainian Government and Verkhovna Rada will join leading energy experts from around Europe. This Energy Policy Talk looks at the issues around the transition to a new electricity market which is open to the forces of competition, but at the same time has a robust system of security and reliability.
    The discussion will focus on:
    the conditions necessary for structuring the market so a to establish a workable market model for a competitive wholesale electricity market. What are the expected benefits and problems with the new electricity market model?
    the legal, policy, regulatory and other measures that should be undertaken in the next 18 months by the Government to maximise the chances of a successful transition by the electricity industry into the new market model. How quickly can this happen?
    the future power generation mix. What will be the role of Renewable Energy Sources? Thermal power plants? How will these ongoing electricity reforms benefit Ukrainian and other consumers? How will prices develop? How will support to vulnerable consumers be financed?
    The media is invited:
    What? 2nd Energy Policy Talk
    When? 19 February 2016, Press briefing 15:45 – 16:15; Energy Policy Talk 15:00 – 19:30
    Where? “Hotel Kyiv” 26/1 Hrushevskogo Str. Kiev
    See programme here.
    Comments by:
    Volodymyr Demchyshyn, Minister of Energy and Coal Industries
    Jan Tombinski, H.E. Ambassador, Head of EU Delegation
    Oleksandr Dombrovskyi, Deputy Head of Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, Nuclear Policy and Security
    Janez Kopac, Director, Energy Community Secretariat
    Moderated by: Dimitri Vasylev, Deputy Director General of Centre for Energy Research
    Background information:
    INOGATE is an EU-funded programme promoting international energy co-operation between the European Union and the Partner Countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. In Ukraine, INOGATE is organising this series of high-level Energy Policy Talks provide an opportunity for involved players in government, parliament, civil society, donors and international financial institutions to discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing energy market reforms and sustainable energy policy, stimulating coherent and coordinated actions for the benefit of Ukrainian citizens.
    For media accreditation issues, please refer to Elena Nikitina, +38 044 230 2754 mob: +38 067 734 4170 or e-mail e.nikitina@inogate.org . Accreditation lasts until 5:00 pm, 2rd February
    For more information on the project, please visit www.inogate.org

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