On 15 April, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted a law that paves the way for the certification of the electricity transmission system operator Ukrenergo. The Law transposes the provisions of Electricity Directive 2009/72/EC related to the Independent System Operator Model. The certification of Ukrenergo was previously rejected by the Secretariat due to non-compliance with the Ownership Unbundling Model.
The adopted Law also contains provisions that once implemented will remove the existing barriers to joint cross-border capacity allocation between Ukraine and Moldova as well as with its EU neighbours - Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. The Secretariat will re-launch coordination of this process via a joint working group established in 2019.