✔️On April 8, 2022, EUEA, UWEA and UARE, the leading RES associations, sent a joint letter to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Minister of Energy of Ukraine and the Chairman of the NEURC with a request to amend the Order of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine dated 28.03.2022 №140, by which to cancel sub-clause 1.1.6 of clause 1.1 (in terms of directing funds to NNEGC «Energoatom» and NPC «Ukrenergo») and oblige SE “Guaranteed Buyer” to direct all funds, which are available on the current account and are coming from the sale of electricity produced from alternative energy sources to settlements with RES producers.
Just to recall, on March 28, 2022, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine approved the Order №140, which obliged the SE “Guaranteed Buyer” for the period of martial law in Ukraine to direct funds, which are available on the current account and coming from the sale of e/e from RES for payments with RES producers, in particular, at the level of 15% of the weighted average size of the “green” tariff for 2021 – for SPPs and 16% of the weighted average size of the “green” tariff for 2021 – for WPPs.
The balance of funds after the payments of the “green” generation is then distributed as follows:
– 60% to repay the debt to NNEGC “Energoatom”, for electricity in 2020-2021;
– 40% for repayment of debt to PJSC NPC Ukrenergo for electricity purchased on the balancing market in January-February 2021.
🔘RES producers, in particular, those producing electricity from solar and wind energy, whose facilities were not damaged and remained in operation, in March 2022 were limited by NPC Ukrenergo up to 50% of the total monthly leave, which also affected the financial position of such facilities. That means that producers haven’t released up to 50% of the planned electricity for which they will not receive even 15-16% of payment in accordance with Order №140 of 28.03.2022.
📍We hope for your understanding of the importance of maintaining the current potential of Ukraine’s renewable energy for the future and maintaining trust between the state and private investors.