A state of emergency in the energy sector is contrary to the new law ”On electricity market” and bears the losses of working gas coal-fired thermal power plants, said in a comment ”Ukrainian news» the Chairman of the Central Committee of trade Union of coal industry workers of Ukraine Viktor Turmanov.
He noted that TPP’s that operate on anthracite was in a privileged position, because received a higher tariff for sale of electricity.
«It turns out that those plants (TPP), which did not actually work due to the lack of a grade coal (anthracite), were in a privileged position – they have turned a profit,” explained tumblers.
The head of the Union said that the Cabinet should not extend emergency measures in the energy sector after July 17.
«After all came the law «On electricity market», which overturned the previous law – and there was the right to impose a state of emergency. Under current law no such right (except that the Cabinet will be able to do it at the very least). Therefore, from July 17 to extraordinary measures in energy will cancel. And if you do not cancel, it is necessary to sound the alarm that there is a violation of the law. So it is impossible to idle thermal power plant received high tariff and profit, and those who work, the lower rate and losses”, – he stressed.
Tumblers added that in the case of extending the emergency measures will suffer and mine.
«Because of the operating losses of thermal power plants forced to reduce production, which negatively affects the Ukrainian mines – there is a decrease in the purchase of coal. Emergency measures had to be back early to eliminate. I hope on July 17 they will be cancelled», – concluded the head of the Union.
Emergency measures in the energy system of Ukraine, which is aimed at reducing the consumption of anthracite coal group, the Cabinet was first introduced on 15 February and then extended every month. The last time June 14.
The shortage of coal in thermal power plants arose in connection with the beginning of the commercial blockade of the occupied areas of East Ukraine activists, who identified himself as the veterans of the ATO.
Extra fractional people’s Deputy, Deputy head of the parliamentary Committee on combating corruption Borislav Birch said that the government imposed an emergency in the energy sector has become a cover for making billions on a simple grey blocks, and benefit from the scheme remove the son fluent ex-the President of Ukraine Alexander Yanukovych and other beneficiaries.
The company «Zakhidenergo” reported ”Ukrainian news» that he had filed a lawsuit in the District administrative court of Kiev about cancellation of the order of the government. In the opinion of the company’s management, under the pretext of emergency measures was admitted tariff discrimination operating power plants.
The Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik 5 July, has informed Agency «RBC-Ukraine», the Cabinet of Ministers is not planning to extend the validity of emergency measures.
The head of Ukruglepromtrans said that the extension of emergency measures in the energy sector will be against the law 12.07.2017