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8th International Conference «Energy Smart Systems – 2022»

8th International Conference «Energy Smart Systems – 2022» is devoted to scientific, technical and economic problems of building of Energy Smart Systems – Smart Grid, which play an increasingly important role in improving energy efficiency across the country.

Conference «Energy Smart Systems – 2022» is an international forum where academicians and industrial professionals will share new experience and researches results in the area of construction and operation of Energy Smart Systems.

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The norm of working hours for employees

The normal working hours of employees may not exceed 40 hours per week.

Enterprises and organizations may set a lower working time rate when concluding a collective agreement.

Reduced working hours are set:

    1) for employees aged 16 to 18 – 36 hours per week, for persons aged 15 to 16 (students aged 14 to 15 who work during the holidays) – 24 hours per week.

The working hours of students who work during the school year in their free time may not exceed half of the maximum working hours provided for in the first paragraph of this paragraph for persons of the appropriate age;

    2) for employees engaged in work with harmful working conditions – no more than 36 hours per week.

The list of industries, shops, professions and positions with harmful working conditions, work in which gives the right to reduced working hours, is approved in the manner prescribed by law.

In addition, the legislation establishes reduced working hours for certain categories of employees (teachers, doctors and others).

Reduced working hours may be established at the expense of enterprises, institutions, organizations for employees with children under the age of fourteen or a child with disabilities, as well as for single mothers and parents raising a child without a father (mother), including in the case of a long stay of the mother in a hospital.

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How is the disease linked to workers’ working conditions?

The procedure for detecting an employee’s suspicion of an occupational disease, establishing and confirming an occupational disease, as well as the forms of relevant documents defined and approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On Approval of the Procedure for Investigation and Accounting of Accidents, Occupational Diseases and Accidents at Work” of April 17, 2019 № 337.

In case of suspicion that the employee has a chronic occupational disease (poisoning) in order to diagnose the sanitary and hygienic characteristics of working conditions.

Sanitary and hygienic characteristics are made by the occupational health doctor of the territorial body of the State Labor at the actual location of the enterprise (institution, organization) where the patient works, at the request of the head of the health care institution providing secondary (specialized) medical care, at the request of occupational pathologist .

The disease is classified as chronic occupational in accordance with the procedure for linking the disease to working conditions, in accordance with the above Procedure and List of Occupational Diseases, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On Approval of Occupational Diseases” of November 8, 2000 № 1662.

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The key role of Occupational Health and safety in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

On December 13, 2021, a week-long online course organized by the International Labor Organization, “The key role of Occupational Health and safety in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic”, was launched.

At five webinars, ILO experts will present the latest research and policy recommendations for overcoming the covid-19 pandemic crisis while maintaining safe and healthy working conditions.

The course organizers recalled that the World Health Organization supports voluntary vaccination, and the International Labor Organization supports the recommendations of WHO.

During the event, the situation in Ukraine on the suspension of unvaccinated education workers from work without payment of wages and without material assistance, as compensation, was discussed.

Antonio Jose Robalo dos Santos, ILO specialist in occupational management, inspection and occupational safety in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, stressed that each country should be guided by Article 9 of the 1981 Convention on Occupational Safety and health and the industrial environment No. 155 when adopting regulations and imposing sanctions:

The implementation of regulatory legal acts related to occupational safety and health and the industrial environment is ensured by an adequate and appropriate inspection system.

The implementation system provides for the application of adequate sanctions for violations of regulatory legal acts.

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Joy and danger nearby

The State Labor Office draws attention to the fact that the operation of high-risk facilities: attractions; pressure equipment, including for hot cooking, must be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s operating instructions and labor protection requirements.

Note that the legislation in the field of labor protection provides the entity with permits for high-risk work and operation of machinery, machinery, high-risk equipment. Compliance with the requirements specified in the permit is a guarantee of life and health of workers and residents of local communities.

Warning! The entity is responsible for the proper condition and safe operation of the facilities.

During the operation of high-risk facilities, the entity must implement measures aimed at reducing the risk of accidents, emergencies and emergencies, including the following:

– appointment of persons responsible for the safe operation of high-risk facilities in good condition, as well as repair and maintenance workers;

– training and testing of personnel on occupational safety, as well as on taking action in case of a possible emergency or emergency;

– development, approval and provision of employees with instructions on labor protection by professions, types of work;

– establishment and observance of the procedure for conducting expert inspections, periodic maintenance, repairs, technical inspections of high-risk facilities;

– ensuring control over the performance of responsible employees and service personnel;

– ensuring fire safety and electrical safety;

– maintenance of free territory, sufficient for entrances to the objects of emergency and rescue technical means.

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Major changes in labor legislation in early 2022

The Law of Ukraine “On the State Budget for 2022”, which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on December 2, 2021 and enters into force on January 1, 2022, provides, in particular, as follows.

During 2022, the minimum wage, which increased by UAH 500 on December 1, 2021, will be UAH 6,500 per month. In October, its size will increase by 3% and will amount to 6700 UAH. The next increase in the minimum wage is planned from January 1, 2023 – up to 7,176 UAH.

The subsistence level for able-bodied people has increased on December 1, 2021 – to 2481 UAH and will remain the same from January 2022.

From December 1, the general subsistence level increased to 2,393 UAH, for children under six years of age to 2,100 UAH, for children under 6 to 18 years of age to 2,618 UAH, and for people who lost their ability to work to 1,934 UAH.

In 2022, two increases in the subsistence level are planned: in July and December.

The total figure will increase to 2,508 UAH on July 1 and to 2,589 UAH on December 1; for able-bodied persons – up to 2600 UAH and 2684 UAH; for children under the age of six – up to 2201 UAH and 2272 UAH; for children aged 6-18 years – up to 2744 UAH and 2833 UAH; for persons who have lost their ability to work – up to 2027 UAH and 2093 UAH, respectively.

In 2022, the total amount of the education subvention used to pay salaries to employees of educational institutions is UAH 108 billion, which is 8.8% more than in 2021.

The amount of the subvention for providing quality, modern and affordable general secondary education “New Ukrainian School” is UAH 15.7 billion; the amount of the subvention for the creation of educational and practical centers of modern professional (vocational) education is UAH 250 million.

Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 15.12.2021 № 1336 “On Amendments to the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of March 25, 2020 № 338 and Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of December 9, 2020 № 1236” extended the quarantine in Ukraine until March 31, 2022.

In addition, in 2022 the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated 04.10.2021 № 2153 “On approval of the List of professions, industries and organizations whose employees are subject to mandatory preventive vaccinations”, which includes employees of higher education institutions, continues to operate. postgraduate, professional higher, professional (vocational), general secondary, including special, preschool, extracurricular education, specialized education and research institutions, regardless of type and form of ownership.

Currently, the District Administrative Court of Kyiv continues to consider court cases № № 640/27797/21, 640/29053/21, 640/31045/21 to cancel this order with the participation of representatives of the Trade Union of Education and Science of Ukraine.

On January 1, 2022, amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On the Status and Social Protection of Citizens Affected by the Chornobyl Accident” come into force.

The changes stipulate that the supplementary pension for damage to health and the monthly compensation to families for the loss of a breadwinner as a result of the Chernobyl disaster are paid in full, regardless of salary, pension or other income.

In all cases, the amount of disability pension caused by injury or illness as a result of the Chernobyl disaster may not be lower: for group I disability – 6000 UAH; for the II group of disability – 4800 UAH; for group III disability – 3700 UAH; for children with disabilities – 3700 UAH.

According to the Ministry of Social Policy, from January 1, the minimum pension benefits for persons who received the first group of disability will be at least 14.6 thousand UAH, for the second – 9.5 thousand UAH, for the third – 7 thousand UAH.

In addition, the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On additional social protection of certain categories of persons in 2022 and beyond” from 15.09.2021 № 963 from the beginning of 2022 provides for a 9% increase in pensions for women over 60 years.

According to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On Amendments to Paragraph 1 of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of August 3, 2020 № 674”, from January the minimum pension payment to each of the disabled parents, wife (husband) of defenders who died in the area ATO / OOS, will be at least UAH 7,800.

In January, pension benefits for 65-year-olds will also increase due to the increase in the minimum wage from UAH 6,000 to UAH 6,500.

Article 28 of the Law of Ukraine “On Compulsory State Pension Insurance” provides that for persons over 65 years of age, the minimum old-age pension is set at 40% of the minimum wage set by the law on the State Budget of Ukraine for the year, but not less than the subsistence level for persons who have lost their ability to work, determined by law.

Such a payment is set for non-working pensioners, if men have 35 years of insurance experience, women – 30 years of insurance experience. From December 1, 2021, this figure will be UAH 2,600.00 (UAH 6,500.00 × 40 %).

From January 1, 2022, in accordance with the increase in the subsistence level for the disabled, the minimum pension is 1934 UAH; from July 1 – UAH 2,027, and from December 1 – UAH 2,093.

Legislative requirements for insurance experience at retirement in 2022: at the age of 60 – experience of 29 years; at the age of 63 – experience of 19–29 years; at the age of 65 – experience of 15-19 years.

Each following year, the required length of insurance will increase by one year. From January 1, 2028, the required insurance period for the award of an old-age pension after reaching the age of 60 will be at least 35 years.

For citizens with less than 15 years of service, pension benefits will not be accrued, they are provided for the payment of cash benefits, provided that the income is less than the subsistence level (2481 UAH in 2022).

Unemployed persons have the opportunity to acquire insurance experience by concluding a voluntary insurance contract (for at least one year), which may provide a one-time payment of a single contribution for previous periods when the person was not in employment with the employer and was not subject to mandatory state pension insurance.

The amount of the single contribution paid for each month must not be less than the minimum insurance premium on the date of the contract, and when paid for previous periods, it is multiplied by a factor of 2.

A number of normative legal acts have been adopted in 2021, which are the basis for the formation of the legal framework of the state for the coming years.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Mediation” of November 16, 2021 № 1875-IX (entered into force on December 15, 2021).

The law defines the legal basis and procedure for conducting mediation as an out-of-court procedure for resolving a conflict (dispute), the principles of mediation, the status of a mediator, the requirements for its preparation and other issues related to this procedure.

Its rules apply to public relations related to mediation in order to prevent conflicts (disputes) in the future or to resolve any conflicts (disputes), including civil, family, labor, economic, administrative, as well as in cases on administrative offenses and in criminal proceedings to reconcile the victim with the suspect (accused).

The Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Accounting for Employee Activities in Electronic Form” of February 5, 2021 (entered into force on June 10, 2021) provides that accounting for employee employment activities is carried out electronically in the State Register of Insured Persons. register of compulsory state social insurance in the manner prescribed by the Law of Ukraine “On collection and accounting of a single contribution to compulsory state social insurance”. However, the maintenance of paper workbooks is not canceled.

The Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated 01.06.2021 № 1066 “Some issues of forming medical reports on temporary incapacity for work and conducting their inspection” (with changes and additions), completed the formation of the legal framework for the introduction of electronic sick leaves. Approved the procedures for the formation of medical opinions on temporary incapacity for work in the Register of medical opinions in the electronic health care system; the Social Insurance Fund of Ukraine carried out inspections of the validity of the issuance and renewal of sick leaves and Instructions for working with medical reports on temporary incapacity in the Register of medical opinions in the electronic health care system and sick leaves for the period of transition. The new version contains the Regulations on the examination of temporary incapacity for work.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine by order of 11.10.2021 № 313 (entered into force on 17 December 2021) approved the List of specialties and / or professions related to the relevant military accounting specialties, after which women are enlisted in the military.

The Law on Military Duty and Military Service stipulates that women who have a specialty and / or profession related to the relevant military accounting specialty defined in the list approved by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and are fit for military service due to their health and age, are taken into military registration of conscripts (Part 11 of Article 1 of the Law).

Women who are on the military register may be called up for military service or recruited to carry out state defense work in wartime. In peacetime, women may be admitted to military service and service in the military reserve only on a voluntary basis (under contract) (Part 12, Article 1 of the Law).

Women perform military service on an equal basis with men (except as provided by the legislation on maternity and childhood protection, as well as the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sex), which includes voluntary admission (under contract) and conscription, military service, service in the military reserve, military service in reserve and compliance with the rules of military accounting.

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USAID supports Ukraine’s Electricity Market Operator to fight corruption

A significant step has been made toward building pubic trust in Ukraine’s energy markets. The state company Market Operator (MO) has gone through a process of reform supported by USAID to implement International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and fight corruption. As a result of these efforts the MO earned internationally recognized certification for their anti-corruption management system. 

In October 2020, USAID’s Energy Security Project (ESP), engaged a country representative of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) to assess the compliance of the MO’s Anti-Corruption Management System (ACMS) with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 37001.

Electricity Market OperatorThe Anti-Corruption Management System (ACMS) described in ISO 37001 is considered the international standard in combating corruption and is designed to help detect and prevent bribery and promote an anti-corruption culture. Requirements of the certification include the adoption of an anti-bribery policy and developing internal resources to monitor compliance with established financial and commercial controls. Compliance with the ISO 37001 standard requires applying practical measures to reduce the risk of corruption. In addition, compliance with anti-corruption codes of conduct by all MOemployees helps reduce the risk of bribery and participation in corrupt practices.

An initial audit concluded that the Market Operator’s Anti-Corruption Management System (ACMS) partially complied with approved policy and objectives. The MO took all necessary measures to addres deficiencies and inconsistencies identified during the audit, and achieved the certification of ACMS according to the ISO 37001:2016 standard.

To help the Market Operator establish a reliable and transparent accounting system, USAID supported the MO’s transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). USAID provided the required software and developed the new accounting policy.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the new accounting policy of the Market Operator based on IFRS. The system is based in transparency and will help build trust with market participants and the public in general.

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The Regulator set the tariff for electricity transmission of NPC “Ukrenergo” for 2022

✔️December 1, an open hearing was held by the NEURC to discuss the approval of the transmission tariff of NPC “Ukrenergo” for 2022, which is the main financial source for payments to producers of renewable energy sources.

🔻Based on the results of the meeting, the Regulator made a decision and set the tariff for electricity transmission of NPC “Ukrenergo” for 2022 at UAH 345.64/MWh.

It is important that the calculation of the tariff did not take into account 20% of payments under the “green” tariff to producers of electricity from RES, which should be covered by funding from the state budget, at present this amount is not included in the budget for 2022.

We will remind that according to calculations of TSO the tariff should make 458,83 UAH/MWh.

✔️EUEA independently and together with international business associations have repeatedly requested to review the structure and amount of the tariff for electricity transmission services of NPC “Ukrenergo” for 2022  to provide sufficient funds for 100% of the calculations of SE “Guaranteed Buyer” for electricity purchased in 2021-2022 from RES electricity producers operating at the “green” tariff.


❗️The decision made by the Regulator at the meeting not only doesn’t meet the requirements of current legislation of Ukraine, in particular the Law of Ukraine “On Electricity Market”, but also violates Ukraine’s international obligations to the IMF, other international financial organizations, RES investors, investors in the bonds of NPC “Ukrenergo”, signed by the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the NEURC.

📑Letters-appeals to the NEURC:

International business community: 


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EUEA and UNIDO launched The All-Ukrainian Award: Pacesetters for Energy Management

We are pleased to announce that EUEA and UNIDO launched The All-Ukrainian Award: Pacesetters for Energy Management.

The All-Ukrainian Award: Pacesetters for Energy Management is the first of its kind in Ukraine, which recognizes leading organizations for their energy management achievements.

The purpose of this program is to attract the attention of the industrial sector to global energy and climate issues and demonstrate results in improving the energy efficiency of production through the introduction of energy management.

Also, “All-Ukrainian Award: Pacesetters for Energy Management” aims to promote the implementation of energy management systems and increase energy efficiency in industry, which is a one of the policy priorities of Ukraine in the field of energy efficiency.

All detailed information is published on the EUEA website

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Congratulations to all scientists, students and stakeholders!

Congratulations to all scientists, students and stakeholders!

Geoengineering Department of SE IEE Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute invites you to participate in a free WORKSHOP dedicated to the “The simulation program in GPSS/H is on “A Study of a Blast in a Mine”, in which a representative of Dr. Necmettin Çetin, DPÜ Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mining, Turkey will talk about the methods of this modeling.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 969 001 7790
Passcode: 1

Key topics to consider:
1. Features of the project
2. Determining the value of the sequence and accumulation of the explosion using a simulation model.
3. Simulation explosion control.

Details of the event:
Date: December 8, 2021.
Form of holding: ZOOM meeting
Start: 14:00 Kyiv time
Language: English
Speaker: Dr. Necmettin Çetin