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Ukraine exports electricity to Slovakia, Moldova for the first time in long time

28 August, 2023 Monday
17:15

On August 27, Ukraine exported electricity abroad for the first time in a long time. The reason is an excess of electricity in the daytime due to the operation of solar power plants

This was reported by the national power company Ukrenergo's press service.

According to the company, consumption continues to be at its highest level over the summer.

"Yesterday, August 27, the evening maximum consumption was only 4% lower than the summer record on August 21 and 0.6% lower than last Sunday. This is still a lot for the power system, given the limited power generation capacity of power plants due to damage and repairs," the statement reads. 

Yesterday, electricity was exported during daytime hours and imported in the afternoon and evening, in particular from Slovakia and Moldova. The total volume of imports amounted to 3300 MWh, in some hours - up to 350 MW.

Total exports from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. amounted to 200 MWh to Slovakia and 4 MWh to Moldova. This is the first time in a long time that Ukraine has exported electricity abroad.

"During the daytime, when the sun is active and consumption is lower than in the evening, especially on weekends, there is an excess of electricity in the system. It is impossible to accumulate it, so there are two ways out: to turn off solar power plants or to export electricity," Ukrenergo explained the reasons for exporting.

On Monday, electricity imports from Slovakia are scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The maximum capacity at certain hours will be 336 MW. There will be no exports.

  • On August 21, Ukraine received a record amount of emergency aid from the power systems of Romania and Poland due to electricity shortages.

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