Kyiv authorities plan to extend contract with Kyivenergo until end of 2017/18 heating season
Kyiv City Council will make a decision on the start of the stocktaking and transfer of property after the contract with Kyivenergo expires, and there is hope that the decision will be made in April 2017, Deputy Head of Kyiv City Administration Petro Panteleyev has said.
"The contract to transfer some of the city's assets to management and use by PJSC Kyivenergo signed in 2001 is expiring. Over 16 years Kyivenergo managed the heat pipelines of the city. On December 31, 2017, the contract will expire, but there are plans to extend it until the end of the next heating season. This is not simple decision we made not to make important changes in the peak of the heating season, creating additional technical and organization risks. However we need to set the concrete date for terminating cooperation with Kyivenergo," he said on Wednesday.
He said that the city is not mulling the option of extending the contract with Kyivenergo for more than the half of the heating season.
"Under the deal signed 16 years ago it is impossible to achieve modernization of the heat pipelines. Kyivenergo is not responsible for the volumes of modernized networks and the size of investment. For example, in 2016 no kilometer of heat pipelines was replaced. It is unacceptable for Kyiv," he said.
Panteleyev also said that a road map, draft decisions of Kyiv City Council are being drawn up and the positions of the municipal enterprise are being strengthened.
"We would do everything not to allow negative processes in the heat sector of the city when the property is returned and the tender is prepared. In the transitive period municipal enterprise Kyivteploenergo would be responsible for the operation of the city heat network," he said.