On January 22, 2019, a resolution “On approval of tariffs for non-standard connection of capacities and tariffs for a linear component in 2019” comes into force.
Due to the updated method for calculating connection costs, investors will be able to open new production facilities in Ukraine under a simplified procedure. As for the regulator (NKREKP), a key factor is to monitor the connection of consumers of oblenergos to networks at transparent rates and within specified time frames.
According to the BRDO’s Energy Sector head Oleksiy Orzhel, consumers who do not fall under the category of standard connection will also face the changes. Actually, from now on, the NKREKP’s decisions will fix the tariffs to connect a new consumer rigidly, and not as it was before, when prices were set on the basis of technical specifications, which were often excessive for business owners, leading to the need to “fix” the optimization of the list of technical measures. The adoption of this resolution is an important step towards businesses in Ukraine.