January 19, 2023, 16:44

Ukraine’s High-Voltage Grid Can Import and Distribute Electricity from Europe; Money Is a Problem — Energy Industry Research Center

Ukraine is technically capable of importing the electricity from European countries, but no final decisions have been made yet due to financial issues. Oleksandr Kharchenko, Director at the Energy Industry Research Center, made this statement during the briefing in Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“The first problem of importing the electricity from Europe today is money. This issue requires a clear definition of where the money will be taken for this purpose. Electricity is much more expensive in Europe than in Ukraine. No one is ready to deliver for free. I know that this issue is being discussed by the Government, with international partners, but as far as I understand, no final decisions have been made yet. In that perspective, the high-voltage grids must be able to import and distribute. Now it is in a condition where this is an absolutely normal and realistic process. Another thing is that we can’t guarantee anything. I would like to believe that the announced strengthening of air defense will help to additionally cover up the energy infrastructure facilities,” Oleksandr Kharchenko said.

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