The Verkhovna Rada has recently adopted draft law No 5009 on simplification of connection to electricity grids in the first reading.
The document is designed to significantly simplify the procedure for connecting customers’ electricity-generating equipment to electricity grids, reduce the duration of a procedure of land allocation for electricity grid facilities, introduce a “single window” mechanism for document exchange between customers and system operators (submitting appeals, applications, requests, obtaining the information on connection issues by customers, signing contracts and paying for services).
Why is this important?
Currently, the procedure for connecting to electricity grids is complex, bureaucratic, and time-consuming. In some cases, connection to electricity grids can take years. At the same time, the cost of connection to electricity grids for business is one of the highest in the world.
Additionally, the simplification of the procedure for connecting to electricity grids will significantly improve Ukraine’s position in the Doing Business rating (ease of doing business index).
Adoption of the draft law will simplify the procedure and reduce the connection time for citizens and businesses, eliminate corruption by reducing direct contacts between customers and operators’ workers, and, ultimately, improve the investment attractiveness of the economy and increase the efficiency of electricity grids.
BRDO experts are among the drafters of the law and are ready to provide further assistance to effectively simplify the procedure of utility connections and their maximum transparency.