OECD Market Study of the Electricity Sector in Ukraine




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The OECD has conducted a Competition Market Study of Ukraine’s Electricity Sector in close consultation with the Ukrainian authorities and the EU Delegation to Ukraine. This market study analyses Ukraine’s electricity sector from a competition perspective. It provides a detailed description and assessment of the regulatory framework within which the Ukrainian electricity markets operate, as well as an analysis of the obstacles to competition in the wholesale and retail markets. This report includes recommendations to address the underlying causes of ineffective competition that, if implemented in the recovery phase following Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, can contribute to achieving a well-functioning, competitive electricity sector.

The report was launched on 30 June 2023 during a high-level online event live on Youtube.


Launch event

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About the project

The project kicked-off with an online event on 14 September 2021 which aimed to create a platform for representatives of the OECD, Ukraine and the EU to exchange views and establish working relations for the successful implementation of the market study. 

Using the OECD Market Studies Guide for Competition Authorities, the OECD reviewed Ukraine's electricity sector to promote and protect competition. 

Expected outcomes of the project included:

  • Better understanding of potential competition issues in the electricity sector, arising from structural factors, regulatory distortions or market behaviour.

  • Identification of concrete reforms based on international experience.

  • Better dialogue and consensus on sector reform priorities across the public administration.

  • Stronger institutional capacity thanks to access to the knowledge and expertise of an international network of practitioners.

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Project Timeline

14 September 2021

Kick-Off Meeting

Sept. to November 2021

Fact-Finding and Data Requests

May 2022

Discussion of Draft on the Market and the Regulatory Framework

September 2022

Discussion of Draft on the Competition Issues and Recommendations

30 June 2023

Publication and Dissemination


OECD Market Studies Guide for Competition Authorities

OECD work on Competition

OECD work on Ukraine

Fighting bid rigging in public procurement in the energy sector in Ukraine

European union logo Ukrainian electricity study

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