The Ministry wants to increase the supply of American nuclear fuel company Westinghouse to 30%

Минэнергоугля хочет увеличить поставки американского ядерного топлива Westinghouse до 30%

Ukraine highly appreciates the cooperation with the American company “Westinghouse” and would like to increase supplies of its nuclear fuel up to 30%. This was stated by Minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik during the meeting with extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA in Ukraine Jeffrey Payette, reports the press service of the Ministry.

He noted the company’s role in the diversification of sources of supply of nuclear fuel for Ukrainian NPPs.

Also discussed the issue of reforming the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”. The Ministry wants to create instead of “company-monopolist transparent and clear structures.”

“It doesn’t matter who they will be subordinated, but must be met the essence of the Third energy package: the production must be in one block, and transport – in the other, all for the sake of competition and de-monopolization,” said Nasalik.

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The Minister also said that the government approved the law “On electricity market”, which is currently being examined by the relevant Committee. Also as priority deals with the laws on energy efficiency, the market of coal, the regulator and the disclosure in the extractive industries.

Nasalik stressed that Kiev is interested in deepening and expansion of bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and USA in the energy sphere.

In turn, Pyatt has assured support of Ukraine regarding the establishment of energy market and implementation of measures to achieve energy independence.

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Earlier it was reported that “Energoatom” signed a contract with Westinghouse in preparation for the transition of ZNPP on American fuel.