Energy Community, World Bank propose Ukraine to switch to unrestricted sale of one third of gas made by Ukrgazvydobuvannia
The Secretariat of the Energy Community and the World Bank have proposed to Ukraine their option of public service obligations (PSO) in the gas sphere, foreseeing unrestricted sale of at least one third of gas made by public joint-stock company Ukrgazvydobuvannia, Energy Community Secretariat Director Janez Kopac has said at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada committee for fuel and energy complex.
"Several days ago we jointly with the World Bank proposed new provisions on PSO… The first step is to start free sale of at least one third of gas made by Ukrgazvydobuvannia. Two thirds will be left for the regulated segment – households and heat suppliers. Next steps are to sell more gas in the free market. We understand that it is impossible to do everything synchronously, but it should be started," he said.
Kopac said that the provision of information about retail consumers to all market players is also an important issue.
"The second very necessary and urgent measure is to provide free access to data on retail customers to all potential players ... Some consumers have made attempts to change the supplier, but could not do it, because the alternative supplier simply did not have direct access to the customer," he said.
As reported, today, the entire amount of gas made by Ukrgazvydobuvannia is sent for the needs of households and heat suppliers.
Only companies created by owners of regional gas supply companies have full information about retail consumers-households.