Cabinet approved bill on grid connection

Cabinet approved bill on grid connectionThe Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a bill on grid connection and licensing procedures that would relax and accelerate the existing procedure.

The decision was made at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Deputy Prime Minister, Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Economy Minister of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko said that the amendments that will be made to the laws and codes regulate relations in part of the clear defining of terms and responsibility for the works fulfilled.

"As for relaxation: it will revoke the permits to draw up projects on land utilization, as we define that there are utility corridors and the facilities are to be connected to grids in line with these corridors. Secondly, we will switch from receiving permits to the notification system. Consumers simply notify that they are connected to power grids and they automatically receive permits to interfere public amenities," he said.

Zubko said that the bill foresees the reduction of the terms for discussing the application on grid connection to up to three days. The terms for connecting the first tier power capacity are 15 working days, that for the second tier – 25 days and the third tire – 35 days.

"If it is required to build or provide additional capacity, the term is 135 working days," he said.
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