The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, together with the associations that unite the leading producers of electricity from RES, have appealed to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky about the negative situation with the payment of purchased electricity from alternative sources at the "green" tariff.
The reason was the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv on the application to secure the claim of PJSC “Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant” to the National energy and utilities regulatory commission of Ukraine (NEURC) in the case No. 640/11330/19 on the recognition of illegal and the cancellation of a number of NEURC decisions. In particular, the decree of NEURC of June 7, 2019 No. 955 “On setting the tariff for electricity transmission services of SE“ NEC “UkRENERGO” for the second half of 2019” was suspended.
As a result, SE “UkrEnergo”, which makes payments to SE “Guaranteed Buyer” for purchased electricity from alternative sources at a “green” tariff, informed that such court decision makes it impossible for it to pay for services to increase the share of electricity production from alternative sources. That is, SE "UkRENERGO "can not pay the purchased electricity from alternative sources at "green tariff" from its producers, although this is guaranteed at the legislative level and in accordance with the concluded agreements.
"2.5 billion euros have been invested in the renewable energy sector over the last 5 years. Most renewable energy facilities have been erected at the expense of credit from domestic or international financial institutions. Suspension or delay by the SE “Guaranteed Buyer” of payment for green electricity tariff will stop construction of new facilities and breach of obligations to financial institutions, which will significantly damage the investment attractiveness of Ukraine and freeze the development of the industry tion of energy, which will reduce the volume of foreign investments in Ukraine and slowing job creation for highly skilled workers in Ukraine".