Oleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center, Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform
February 3, 2023, 17:04

Ukraine Has Technical Limits from Europe to Import 600 MW During the Day and 700 MW of Electricity at Night; Within 1–1.5 Months They Will Expand — Oleksandr Kharchenko

Recently, the Prime Minister of Ukraine has noted the need to import up to 2 GW of electricity from the EU. Oleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center, commented on this statement during the briefing in Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“This is an absolutely objective note. We are synchronized with the European energy system. We have large cross flows with them. Now we have certain technical limits on the European side for 600 MW during the day and 700 MW at night. This is what we can import now. On the one hand, they have to be expanded, and this will be done, and the dialogue with European partners is underway. I wholly believe that this will occur within 1–1.5 months. But there is another circumstance: the price of European electricity, because it must be paid for. There are already enterprises which understand that it is better to pay the European market price than wait for the grass to grow. And they’ve already begun to order this electricity. This streamlet, which should become more powerful in the near future, has already been launched,” Oleksandr Kharchenko said.

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