Ukraine: Imports of electricity from Russia increases

20. August 2015. / SEE Energy News

Ukraine due to increased average daily temperature from 9 to 11 August increased electricity imports from Russia by 50% – up to 1200 MW.

This is evidenced by the operator of energy system of Ukraine – the state company “Ukrenergo”.

According to the company, the value of imports of electricity from Russia under a contract between the state company “Ukrinterenergo” and Russian “INTER RAO UES” at 21.00 on August 11 amounted to 1 200 MW, while the August 9 – 800 MW.

As noted in “Ukrenergo”, for two days the average temperature in Ukraine has increased to 27.7 degrees to 25.4 degrees.┬áThe maximum load on August 11 amounted 17 516 MW, whereas August 9 – 16 416 MW.

Coal reserves in warehouses of Ukrainian thermal power plants for the period: 10 to August 12 fell to 1.305 million tons from 1.306 million tons.

Imported price of electricity was 38.10 EUR per 1 MW / h, 6.5% above the May price.

Import of electricity from Russia to Ukraine is profitable because the cost of thermal power generation in August which is about 0.04 eurocent per kWh.

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