Anton Antonenko, Vice-President of DiXi Group think tank, attended the Eastern Partnership Energy Regulatory Bodies. The event took place in Vilnius. Apart from representatives of regulatory bodies, the participants of the workshop included officials of Energy Ministries of the Eastern Partnership countries and EU Member States, such as Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Lithuania, Germany and Austria.
The workshop was focused mainly on methods of and approaches to data collection on the energy markets and use thereof.
“These are very important issues. Because the regulator must conduct monitoring of the energy markets. The data used and the number of sources and systems of verification influence its dependence and trust in it on the part of consumers. Events of the kind give representatives of public authorities, civil society and experts to discuss aspects to be further used by them in their routine practice”, said Mr. Antonenko. He called on the regulatory bodies to more actively involve the public in their activities to enhance mutual monitoring of the energy markets and build better trust.
Let us remind you that the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law “On the National Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Commission” in the first reading on April 12.