Ukrainian regulator fines two more regional companies for violating blackout schedules

The National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities plans to conduct a number of unscheduled on-site inspections of compliance with shutdown schedules
The National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities plans to conduct a number of unscheduled on-site inspections of compliance with shutdown schedules

Both companies received fines for “non-compliance with the requirements of legal acts governing the operation of the electricity market and violation of the Licensing Terms for the distribution of electricity,” the regulator reported on Jan. 24.

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Earlier, the regulator fined Vinnytsiaoblenergo, Chernivtsioblenergo and Volynoblenergo UAH 85,000 ($2,324) for non-compliance with blackout schedules.

Meanwhile, DTEK said it does not agree with the regulator’s decision and would appeal against it in court.

“No country in the world has faced such massive terrorist attacks on energy infrastructure,” the company said on the Telegram messenger on Jan. 24.

“Under such conditions, DTEK and other energy companies are doing everything possible to evenly and fairly distribute the power deficit among all consumers.”

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The company vowed “to make every effort to protect the honest name of its employees and all those who are holding the energy front today.”

The energy sector regulator also said it plans to conduct unscheduled on-site inspections on compliance with blackout schedules by other regional power distribution companies.

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