The national energy company Ukrenergo will receive less than UAH 100 million in 2020 due to enterprises that fall under the definition of “green” metallurgy in the Law on the Restructuring of “Green” Tariffs (810-IX). The chairman of the board of Ukrenergo, Vladimir Kudritsky, told reporters about this.
“If we are talking about 2020, then, according to our estimates, the negative effect of this rate will be up to 100 million,” said the head of Ukrenergo.
He also considers this rule to be deeply unfair, because it puts different consumers in unequal conditions, despite the fact that this amount is quite significant.
“What is especially sad - this benefit, which is used by enterprises from this list, will be paid by all other consumers. Since the volume of expenses that is in our tariff, it must be paid anyway anyway, "Kudritsky added.
Thus, the head of the system operator Ukrenergo noted that the privilege for "green" metallurgists will be a burden for other consumers, including not only other manufacturing industrial enterprises, but also schools, kindergartens, hospitals, small and medium-sized businesses.
Let us remind you that within the framework of the law 810-IX adopted in Ukraine, its separate provisions for enterprises of "green" electrometallurgy came into force. In particular, for steelmaking enterprises that emit up to 250 kg of carbon dioxide per 1 ton of steel products, a transmission tariff will be applied, which will not take into account the costs of NEC Ukrenergo for payments under the “green” tariff.
The National Energy Company "Ukrenergo" is a private joint-stock company with 100% of shares owned by the state, belongs to the sphere of management of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. Ukrenergo is the operator of the transmission system to Ukraine with the functions of operational and technological management of the United Energy System of Ukraine (UES), transmission of electricity by main power grids from generation to distribution networks, as well as the administrator of commercial accounting and administrator of settlements in the electricity market of Ukraine.