Why the New Regulator Will Be More Independent — DiXi Group’s Infographics

01 July 2016

The draft Law No. 2966-д “On the National Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Commission” has been waiting for the Parliament’s adoption in the second reading. The draft Law has been voted for neither on the so-called European Integration Day nor on the day when Ukraine’s national team played with the Northern Ireland.

The adoption of this Law is important for the energy reforms, especially in the context of increasing prices and tariffs for energy sources. The new Law will not only make the regulator more independent, but lay more responsibility on it for its own decisions. It also provides for certain measures to prevent political pressure and influence on the regulator’s officials.

To show which independence and responsibility mechanisms have been laid down in the draft Law DiXi Group prepared infographics to explain the key provisions of the document. This aimed to emphasize once again that it’s better to move forward with small steps than to sit and wait for someone to make the reforms for us. And the style of the infographics is meant to remind the audience that Ukraine’s energy markets still lack clear rules and competition.

 “All through its history, the national regulator has never been free or independent, and Ukraine’s energy sector remained the Wild West to an extent where any rules are nothing but convention. If we give sufficient powers to the regulator to punish the violators, we’ll have a very good chance to build a civilized market from which consumers will benefit in the first place”, said the author of the infographics, DiXi Group’s expert Denys Nazarenko.

The infographics have been prepared with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation.

The figures can be downloaded here.

Let us remind you that the draft Law No. 2966-д was adopted in the first reading. 285 MPs supported the document.

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