NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” (Naftogaz), SC “Ukrtransgaz” (UTG) and PJSC “Mahistralni Gazoprovody Ukrainy” (MGU) have signed an agreement to create a joint working group with five leading European TSOs that are interested in providing support to the Ukrainian unbundling process and in future involvement in operating Ukraine’s GTS. The cooperation aims at helping the Ukrainian side to establish an independent TSO according to European law after which the European partners could be engaged in the TSO operation.
The working group includes GRTgaz S.A. (France), N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie (the Netherlands), Snam S.p.A. (Italy), Eustream a.s. (Slovakia) and Fluxys S.A. (Belgium).
At this stage, specialized experts from the European TSOs will support the establishment of an independent Ukrainian TSO and its application for certification with the Ukrainian regulator (NEURC) and the Energy Community Secretariat and contribute to the GTS modernization plan to ensure its technical reliability and efficiency. The European TSOs will also provide advisory support through participation in joint meetings of Naftogaz’s executive board and the unbundling committee of the supervisory board. Further cooperation between the TSOs and MGU will be discussed separately.
NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine