The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine today, March 16, will consider the extension of the validity of the temporary emergency measures in the electricity market for another month.
The question, according to the agenda, will be represented by the Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik.
We will remind, state of emergency in the energy sector of Ukraine introduced from 17 February. On such measures the government took over coal blockade of Donbass, which caused a shortage of coal, anthracite, is required by many TES in the country.
The state of emergency allows to manage the country’s power in manual mode, and if necessary to turn off the light and enter for enterprises in terms of energy consumption. In February, Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman promised that the rolling blackouts are possible only in the case that blockade of Donbass will last.
A state of emergency in the energy sector, according to the law introduced, for a month, then maybe problematics for the same period.
As you know, yesterday the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine adopted a decision to temporarily suspend transport links with the occupied territories of Donbass.