The member of the Parliament Valeriy Pysarenko has registered in the Verkhovna Rada together with the colleagues the draft law №6081 “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On regulation of urban development” to improve investment opportunities in the area of power generation form alternative sources”
This draft law was prepared with the aim to eliminate barriers affecting implementation of new project in the area of renewable energy, in particular to stop “reservation” of powers for an indefinite period due to provision of unlimited technical conditions for electric power facilities as well as to eliminate possibilities for abuse of issued technical conditions.
“Total capacity of renewable energy facilities with issued technical conditions (4478MW), has almost reached the value of grid connection frontier within the existing grid configuration (5210MW). However, only 37% of the capacity was connected within the period of 2013-2015. This is an evidence of the fact that capacities are reserved and renewable energy facilities are not built.
To solve this problem, it is necessary to set a period of validity for technical conditions to connect to electrical grids and a period of validity of technical conditions that were already issued”, - the authors explained their initiative.
The draft law stipulates that the period of validity of technical conditions to connect facilities to electrical grids will be limited to 3 years. Meanwhile, open-ended technical conditions, issued before the current Law has entered into force, will be valid three years after the entry into force of the present Law.
“Establishment of a specific period of validity of technical conditions will encourage companies to complete construction of facilities and will help to avoid abuse of the right of perpetual ownership of the grid connection point. This will also help to attract new investors to the companies that already have technical conditions under market conditions and without abuse” – said the authors of the draft law.