Ukraine’s electricity imports rose almost 22 times in August - Ukrenergo

Ukraine’s electricity imports rose almost 22 times in August - Ukrenergo

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In August 2021, Ukraine’s total volume of electricity exports decreased by 6.1%, to 344.1 million kWh, whereas imports rose 21.9 times, to 27.1 million kWh, Ukrinform reports with reference to the press service of Ukrenergo National Power Company.

Compared to July 2021, electricity exports from the Burshtyn TPP Energy Island decreased by 21.2% to 193.8 million kWh in August 2021. The decrease was recorded in all directions: Hungary - by 13.4%, Slovakia - by 66%, and Romania - by 22%.

Electricity exports from the Integrated Power System of Ukraine increased by 24.7% compared to the previous month, to 150.3 million kWh. Ukrenergo explained that this was due to the increase in commercial exports to Poland (+ 36.5%). At the same time, exports to Moldova rose by only 0.4%.

In August 2021, the volume of imports accounted for 0.2% of total electricity consumption (gross), or 5.9% of total consumption within the Burshtyn TPP Energy Island trade zone. In general, in August 2021, electricity imports was conducted after August 8 and only from Slovakia to the Burshtyn TPP Energy Island. Compared to July 2021, total imports rose 21.9 times from 1.2 kWh to 27.1 million kWh.

In total, in the first eight months of 2021, Ukraine’s electricity exports to Hungary amounted to 1,101.8 million kWh (46.1% of the total), Poland - 644.8 million kWh (27%), and Romania - 414.7 million kWh (17.4%). As to the imports, the largest volumes came from Belarus (522.6 million kWh or 51.5% of the total) and Slovakia (285.4 million kWh or 28.1%).

As reported, in July 2021, compared to the previous month, Ukraine’s electricity exports decreased by 1.1% (to 366.3 million kWh) and imports dropped 3.5 times (to 1.2 million kWh).

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