The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has increased the transmission capacity of interconnectors for exporting electricity to Ukraine and Moldova to 1,200 megawatts (21 June).
As a result, the maximum available transmission capacity from Continental Europe to the Ukraine/Moldova block will increase by 150 MW.
“Electricity imports from the EU are a significant source covering a potential electricity shortage in the Ukrainian power system. Together with operators of the European power system, Ukrenergo continues to work on gradually increasing the capacity of interconnectors available for commercial electricity exchanges between the EU and Ukraine/Moldova. We thank our European colleagues for their solidarity and comprehensive support,” Ukrainian state-owned power company, Ukrenergo said in a press release.
In June last year, ENTSO-E made a decision to accommodate the gradual increase in electricity imports and exports. The initiation of commercial electricity exchanges with Europe commenced later that month. In April this year, ENTSO-E elevated the technical capability to export electricity from Europe to Ukraine and Moldova, reaching 1,050 MW. Conversely, the technical capacity for exporting electricity from Ukraine/Moldova to Europe is 400 MW.