25.09.2015 [News]

INOGATE launch series of events on energy policy in Ukraine

The EU Delegation to Ukraine and the Support Group for Ukraine of the European Commission, with the support of the INOGATE Technical Secretariat, will join forces to organise a series of high-level events on Energy Market Reform and Sustainable Energy Policy for Ukrainian policy and decision-makers. The current economic crisis and lack of energy reforms during the last decades requires the coordinated implementation of a market-oriented and sustainable energy policy that can help Ukraine not only to decrease energy dependence on Russian gas, but to improve the economic situation in the country.

Taking into account the low level of awareness on available EU instruments to support energy market reform and sustainable development among Ukrainian decision makers, a key objective of the Energy Policy Talks is to hold open discussions on key issues related to energy market reform and sustainable energy policy, with the objective of getting the support of the above entities during the reform process. Another key objective is to support the implementation of reforms in the energy sector through facilitating the fulfilment of requirements of the Energy Community Treaty and the implementation of the EU Association Agreement.

The first in the series of Policy Talks will be organised in mid-October and will be devoted to the topic of energy tariffs. As regulation of end-customer tariffs and the application of subsidies will be a feature of the energy sector for many years to come, a detailed understanding of the components of the tariff is vital for transparency, cost recovery and an accurate reflection of the costs incurred by the various customer categories.

Follow the announcements on INOGATE web portal for more details on the Energy Policy Talks and how to be an active participant!

Whether you have any questions do not hesitate to send us an email on secretariat.kiev@inogate.org with the subject “Policy Talks”.

Source: INOGATE