Parliament is in no hurry to implement the strategic course of the RES sector development announced by the President of Ukraine 

January 27, 2023

A lot has been said recently in the Ukrainian echelons of power about the priority development of "green" energy.

In particular, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that in the future Ukraine would create a new decentralised energy system, in which renewable energy would play a key role. He emphasised that such a power system cannot be destroyed by missile attacks, due to decentralisation.

Later, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal noted that the transition to "green" energy was the right way for Ukraine, and a guarantee of greater security.

Thus, the "green" course of Ukraine was once again confirmed at the highest state level. At the same time, the behaviour of some branches of power differs from the statements of the President and the Prime Minister.

For example, the issue of extending the validity of pre-PPA contracts and technical conditions for wind energy projects, which investors are ready to complete now, contributing to the development of decentralised generation, remains unresolved.

Wind generation has a great potential, especially in winter, and can improve Ukraine's energy supply during power shortages in the energy system. Without the adoption of a law on extension of the "green" tariff, banks will not give energy companies funds for the completion of these projects.

The Ministry of Energy and the Regulator supported this bill, but Parliament has not even held a meeting of the Committee to consider these initiatives. In this way, it retards commissioning of new capacities, badly needed by Ukraine in the conditions of energy terror.

At least 300 MW of wind turbines lie unfinished in the fields across the country. If funds are found, they all can be raised and completed soon.

Every megawatt of energy matters for providing Ukrainians with electricity.

Volodymyr Omelchenko

Director, Energy Programmes

Born in 1967 in Kyiv

Education: Kyiv Politechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering (1992)

Author of over 50 scientific works and op-ed publications. Took part in development and implementation of international energy projects and scientific research in international energy policy


1992 – 1996 — worked in different positions in the mechanical engineering industry

1997 – 1998 — Head Expert of the Division of Oil, Gas and Petroleum Refining Industry of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

1998 – 2003 — Naftohaz Ukrayiny National Joint-Stock Company, in Charge of Oil Transportation Section

2004 – 2007 — Chief Consultant at the National Institute of International Security Problems of Ukraine’s NSDC

since February, 2007 — Leading Expert, Razumkov Centre. Director of Energy Programmes since 2013

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