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Renewable energy in Ukraine: green auctions launched

In the first half of 2019 alone, renewable energy facilities with a capacity of more than 1.5 GW were connected to the Ukrainian grid, with about 96% of those being solar and wind energy facilities. In the whole of 2018, which has been a record-breaking year so far, numbers were almost half as high. The Ukrainian market also remains very attractive to foreign investors, not least because of the lucrative feed-in tariff rates, which are paid out regularly. Now, after the adoption of the so-called law on green auctions, significant changes can be expected.

Sayenko Kharenko acts as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables for construction of Primorskaya WEP with a

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables, which manages DTEK projects in renewable energy, on construction of Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant LLC (Primorskaya WEP) with a capacity of 200 MW. DTEK Renewables is currently one of the largest producers of renewable electric energy in Ukraine and accounts for about 10% of “green” capacities market.

Sayenko Kharenko advises VR Capital on establishment of a joint venture to develop solar power plant

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to VR Capital on the establishment of a joint venture with Volterra Energy Group, the developing partner. The joint venture company is set to develop a number of solar power plant projects throughout Ukraine.

Inward Processing in Ukraine

For years the Ukrainian government has been making efforts to find effective solutions to increase the Ukrainian economy efficiency and to create conditions for its further growth. To find such solutions is not an easy task. It is also important to take a closer look at the experience of the countries that used to have similar economic starting positions as Ukraine has now.

Sayenko Kharenko wins twice at The Lawyer European Awards 2019

Sayenko Kharenko wins twice atThe Lawyer European Awards 2019

Sayenko Kharenko won the titles of Law firm of the year: Russia, Ukraine and the CIS and European energy and infrastructure deal of the year at The Lawyer European Awards 2019. The firm is the only one on the Ukrainian market ever to have won two accolades in a single year. Please click here for more information.

Renewable energy in Ukraine: trends to expect in 2019

The alternative energy industry is one of the fastest growing and most attractive sectors for investment in Ukraine. This can be explained, inter alia, by the favorable geographical conditions in Ukraine, where solar radiation is more intense than, for example, in Germany. The wind speed in this Eastern European country makes it possible to develop large-scale wind projects. Moreover, Ukraine has a huge potential in electricity production from biogas, which, in some cases, is already partially being successfully implemented.


February 2019 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by GOLAW.

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A power purchase agreement or PPA is one of the core documents needed for the purchase of electricity produced by a power plant.

Viktoriia Morozova joins the AVELLUM’s Energy practice as of counsel

AVELLUM is happy to announce that Viktoriia Morozova has joined the firm’s Energy and Infrastructure practice as an of counsel.

AVELLUM advises ICU on establishment of joint venture in renewable energy sector

AVELLUM advises Ukrainian investment firm on establishment of yet another joint venture in renewable energy sector


Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.

Recent Legal Developments in Renewable Energy Sector

Glib Bondar, Partner, AVELLUM

Dmytro Symbiryov, Associate, AVELLUM

Ukraine has huge potential and capacity for growth in renewable energy sector. In view of the Government’s efforts to attract foreign capital flow into the economy, Ukraine continues to support the “green” energy sector. 

Ukraine to Conduct Two Tenders for Exploration and Production of Oil & Gas at Foros and...

Skifska fields of the Black Sea under Production Sharing Agreements

On 23 May 2012 the Ukrainian Government approved terms for 2 tenders on execution of production sharing agreements for production of oil and gas at deep water parts of the Black Sea by Resolutions No. 454 (the "Foros Resolution") and 455 (the "Skifska Resolution"). Resolutions become effective on 30 May 2012.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Approved Procedure For Privatization of PJSC “Kyivenergo” and PJ

September 2011 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Avellum.

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According to the news release circulated by the State Property Fund of Ukraine (“SPFU”) on 21 September 2011 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a Resolution (the “Resolution”) approving conditions for the sale of stateowned shareholdings in power generation companies Public Joint Stock Company “Kyivenergo” (“Kyivenergo”) and Public Joint Stock Company “Zakhidenergo” (“Zakhidenergo”). A 25% stake in Kyivenergo and a 45,103% stake in Zakhidenergo are offered for sale.

When will Russia lift its grain export ban?

On 25 March, Interfax informed that Russia’s Agriculture Minister Elena Skrynnik had announced the government’s plans with respect to lifting the ban on grain exports from Russia.



Fiscal incentives for energy efficiency and alternative energy

Sustainable energy use has a significant place in Ukraine's energy policy. The Energy Strategy to 2030 and the Economic Reform Programme for 2010 to 2014 both identify switching to alternative energy sources and achieving greater energy efficiency as key priorities.

Regulatory Framework for Gold Mining in Ukraine

While Ukraine was part of the USSR, its gold mining potential was kept in reserve for two principal reasons: 1) environmental issues (the majority of known gold deposits are located in Carpathian Region, considered to be a natural reserve territory) and 2) military planning (in case of conflict with NATO, Ukraine, as a border republic, had higher chances of being occupied by the enemy).

Ukraine Changes Regulation of Motor Road Concessions

On 15 January 2009, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted Law of Ukraine No. 891-VI “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Concessions for the Construction and Operation of Motor Roads” (the "Law") which completely restates the earlier Law. The Law was officially published on 31 January 2009, and it became effective as of the date of its official publication.

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