The study was in accordance with the methodology and standards of the European Union
Representatives of the Joint research centre Directorate General of the European Commission has successfully tested the readiness of the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) for the new heating season.
This was reported by the press service of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”.
“In the framework of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Commission concerning the strengthening of security of gas supply representatives of the Joint research centre Directorate General of the European Commission, together with representatives of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”, PJSC “Ukrtransgaz” and the Ministry of energy and coal industry explored scenarios of possible crisis situations with the supply of natural gas to Ukraine”, – stated in the message.
The study was in accordance with the methodology and standards of the European Union, which are also enshrined in the Law of Ukraine “On natural gas market”.
It provided for the identification of risks to the Ukrainian GTS in the heating season 2017-2018 and analysis of scenarios of crises, the probability and consequences of their occurrence, as well as updating the hydraulic model, which allows modeling of situations in the GTS with the real conditions of the system.
“The results of the study are the basis for the development of preventive measures that significantly increase the level of preparedness of the GTS to emergency situations”, – said the press service of the company.
Also representatives of the Joint research centre made recommendations for improving the normative-legal acts of Ukraine, in particular the National plan of action (the equivalent of a Crisis action plan in the member States of the EU) and regulation on security of natural gas supply (equivalent to a Preventive action plan in member States of the EU).
Beneficiary of the study is the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine as the Central Executive authority responsible for monitoring the security of supply of natural gas. The study was conducted and funded by the European Commission in the framework of technical assistance by the European Commission. The project started in 2016 and generally last for three years.
It should be noted that the joint research centre Directorate General of the European Commission (Directorate General–Joint Research Center, DG–JRC) is a body of the European Commission responsible for methodological support of preparation for crisis situations in the gas sector in all member States of the EU.
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