Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko commissioned the relative ministries and departments to draft within a week bills on establishing responsibility for owners of energy supplying systems as well as on providing consumers with gas–meters.
According to the government’s press-office, Yulia Tymoshenko claimed this on Tuesday at a meeting with heads of local administrations and heads of gas supplying organizations.
According to Yulia Tymoshenko, owners who supply exclusively energy carriers should provide all consumers with gas-meters.
“There is no such practice in the world when a consumer comes with his/her balances. Always, all countable systems, meters etc. used to be installed by those who supply an article,” the Prime Minister of Ukraine noted. “Next week I want to see in the Verkhovna Rada a bill envisaging term and responsibility of private owners for supplying consumers with 100% meters in order to see what we are selling. And this, by the way, means investments. Nobody promised to hand oblenergo over to the private property without any conditions,” she added.
Yulia Tymoshenko also commissioned the Cabinet members to complete and submit to the Verkhovna Rada a bill which establishes responsibility and obligations of monopolistic energy supplying systems and envisages a clear regulatory function of the state.