- Grant the right to the Regulator for the period up to July 1, 2023 to set boundary prices on the electricity market, as well as make decisions on the obligation for manufacturers to submit proposals (applications) for the sale of electric energy on the market “one day in advance”. Such offers (declare) should not exceed the marginal prices not on the day-ahead market. This is primarily due to the prevention of uncontrolled growth in the price of electric energy. According to information from open sources, it is assumed that the obligation of electricity producers to submit bids for sale on the market “one day in advance” at prices that do not exceed maximum prices should ensure the impossibility of creating artificial shortages in the market.
- By decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, and in the amount approved by the Regulator, to oblige the Guaranteed Buyer to send the difference between income and expenses to cover expenses related to the performance of other special duties. Considering the purpose of the bill, we assume that the legislator specifically meant the mechanism for fulfilling special duties related to the purchase of electric energy at the “green” tariff, since even today there is a debt on payments for electricity, which is generated and sold on the basis of the “green tariff”.
- Grant the right to the Regulator to set the tariff by April 1, 2020 at the level of the cost of supplying electric energy to producers who carry out combined production of electric and thermal energy at cogeneration plants, in cases provided for by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on assigning special duties. The above will help ensure uninterrupted heat supply to consumers during the heating period, since the electric energy that is needed for the operation of the thermal power plant will be supplied to manufacturers who operate the thermal power plant at tariffs at the cost level.
It should be noted that such steps by the legislator are quite risky, since even the sale of electricity at the cost level for a thermal power plant can lead to damage to the electricity producer. On the other hand, with the introduction of a new electric energy market, CHP plants are becoming less competitive, and such an initiative may provide temporary support to producers who produce combined production of electric and thermal energy. In both cases, it is too early to give an unambiguous assessment - it remains to reap a final decision and consider it in its entirety.