On June 25th, 2020, Oleksandra Gumeniuk, Director of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA) spoke at 2nd EU-Ukrainian Virtual Roundtable on Energy Transition organized by Heinrich Boell Foundation together with regional Kyiv — Ukraine office. The online event was attended by expert community interested in energy sector developments in Ukraine. The aim was to clarify current proposals for future renewables development support schemes and discuss further prospects in this context for decarbonisation and energy transition in Ukraine.

“The positive side of the memorandum was the stabilisation clause, full and in time payments for investors, clarification auctions, technical improvement of forecasting, conducting tenders for balancing technology. Each Ukrainian governmental authority is responsible for this. During long period investors and our agency — we didn’t see any improvement for any of those. That’s why that was step forward to sign the memorandum and agree the reduction of the feed-in-tariff. But investors aren’t sure whether the government would implement these improvements or not. We saw different alternatives of signing the memorandum and not signing. We hope that majority of the paragraphs of the memorandum will be implemented into the legislation and all government authorities will follow their obligations in the frame of the Memorandum and, of course, in the frame of the legislation.” – Ms. Oleksandra Gumeniuk said.

Among other speakers there also participated Mr. Vitaliy Radchenko, Partner, Head of Energy & Projects, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, Mr. Igor Tynnyi co-founder of Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy, Mr Dirk Bushle, Deputy director of European Energy Community Secretariat, Ms. Inna Sovsun, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Energy Committee, Ms. Ellen von Zitzewitz, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany.

Details, video, presentations are available: https://cutt.ly/QoHboVT