On 17 September 2013 Energy Industry Research (EIR) Centre, hosted a Roundtable to discuss the Energy Strategy of Ukraine to 2030.
Mr. David Ceschia, EUEA interim Director, took part to the roundtable by expressing his concerns about the Strategy’s lack of prioritization of Energy Efficiency policy, forecasted developments of RES, as well as making a brief assessment – demand scenarios, assumptions, and overall pluses and minuses – of this fundamental document.
Speakers to the Roundtable included Mr. Ivan Plachkov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of “Kyivenergo” and former Minister of Fuel and Energy (1999, 2005-2006); Mr Mykola Steinberg, Energy Expert, former Head of State Nuclear Supervision of Ukraine and former Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine; Mr. Vasyl Kotko, President of the All-Ukrainian public organisation “Energy Association of Ukraine”, Deputy Head of the State Committee of Ukraine on Nuclear Energy Usage.
Feedback from the speakers on the Energy Strategy was diverse and moved from strong support to the immediate adoption and implementation of the document, to pragmatic understanding of the lack of solid information within it, to strong resistance to the its adoption. Overall, from the “sceptics” point of view, the current draft Strategy resembles more an exhaustive sector assessment rather than a fully implementable and target driven strategy.
Following brief presentation and speeches from the speakers, the floor was left to the participants and journalists who had the chance to expose their concerns and ask questions.
The Roundtable was a positive occasion to discuss this important document; yet the doubt remains as to the impact that such feedback may have on the drafting of the Strategy given the level of adoption process it currently withholds.
EUEA welcomes such initiatives and would like to thank EIR Centre for the organization of this interesting event.
To see the full video of the Round Table follow the LINK.