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Ukraine’s Energy Minister urges to speed up the power system’s synchronisation with ENTSO-E

Ukraine’s power system will not return to synchronous operation with Russian and Belarusian networks, said the Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko.  

“I plan to appeal to the energy ministers of European countries to help speed up the decision for the Ukrainian energy system to join the European one,” he added.”

Ukraine’s electricity transmission operator Ukrenergo informed that on 24 February, the country’s power system began tests in isolated operation mode, which is one of the final stages of preparation for synchronisation with ENTSO-E.

“During these three days, 24-26 February, the autonomous operation of the Ukrainian power system was successful, showed high reliability and ability to work in isolation,” the company stated on LinkedIn.

Overall, energy companies keep working, reporting that there are currently no major disruptions. The Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) is continuing its work in all regions of Ukraine and it keeps transporting gas to consumers. According to the company’s announcement, necessary changes are being made in those areas where fights are underway but there is no critical damage to the gas infrastructure. Regarding an explosion in Kharkiv, the GTSOU said that it cannot confirm it was related to the Ukrainian gas transit system.

“Our technical measures, including the pressure in the system, are not indicating any major disruption,” reads the press statement. “Access for visual assessment is limited to the extensive military operations in the city.”

Also, Ukraine’s largest national oil and gas company Naftogaz is continuing to supply natural gas to consumers with daily supplies amounting to around 70 million cubic metres (mcm). Moreover, the Ukrainian state enterprise operating all four nuclear power stations in the country, Energoatom has also informed that all the power units are operating normally and electricity generation is stable.

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