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The Business Ombudsman Council provides recommendations to state bodies on the basis of individual cases and in accordance with published systemic reports. Here we have collected information on the implementation status of systemic recommendations only.

Report name
Issued recommendations
Execution status

Systemic report "Natural monopolies vs. competitive business: how to improve relations"

To draft amendments to the respective asset valuation methodology to improve the base for assessing and verifying results.

National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission
Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry
Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Residential Services
State Property Fund of Ukraine

In process
— comments: The representatives of the NEURC, together with the SPFU representatives, participated in the working group on development of amendments to the Methodology for valuation of assets of natural monopolies entities, business entities on adjacent markets in the field of combined production of power and heat energy, approved by the SPFU Order No.293, dated 12 March 2013. Based on Working Group joint work results and cooperation with the USAID Project consultants, the changes were prepared for consideration and proposals, as well as sent for the SPFU’s consideration by the letter No.1510/18/7-17 dated 13 February 2017. Preparatory work for introduction of incentive management in the field of heat supply with respect to development of aggregate cost of reproduction value, which shall be attached to the Methodology, is carried out directly by the participants of the pilot project, namely PJSC "Kyivenergo" and PJSC "Oblteplocomunenergo" in Chernihiv with the participation of the State Enterprise "Scientific - Research institute of Building Production”.

Systemic report "Getting access to electricity"

To improve the current practice of allotting land plots required for constructing and operating power networks through wider use of a land servitude mechanism: for land plots that are in communal ownership - not requiring a servitude agreement to involve a decision by vote during a session of the local council, but accepting as sufficient the signature of authorized officials, such as the mayor, the land department manager, and the council secretary, ensuring that general grounds for termination of land servitude agreement32 may, in certain cases, not apply to servitudes executed for the placement of electrical facilities.

Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry

In process
— comments: To date, the Parliament continues working on the Draft Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Land Code of Ukraine and Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding the Issuance of Rights to Land under Energy Sector", registered under the number 6255, dated 28 March 2017, seeking improvement of the current legislation in the field of establishment of the land servitude on energy lands. Current status: "30 March 2017 - Submitted for review":