The President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine "On the National Commission exercising the state regulation in the spheres of energy and communal services" - September 22, 2016 No. 1540-VIII (reg. No. bill 1540-VIII of 22.09.2016).
This Law defines the legal status of the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in spheres of power and utilities, its objectives, functions, powers and procedure of their implementation.
In the Final provisions amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On heat supply" and partially takes into account proposals of the UNDP/GEF project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine" concerning improvement of the institutional powers of the National Commission:
- licensing of economic activity on heat energy production,
- the approval of the licensing conditions for such activities,
the exception of article 17, and amendments to the articles 20 in connection with the institutional reorganization of the National Commission."