Here we go again: Ukraine to buy electricity from Russia
20:02, 6 August 2015

Here we go again: Ukraine to buy electricity from Russia

After two long months, Ukraine moved to resume exports from Russia; this time for a higher price

20:02, 6 August 2015

112 Agency

From the August 2015 the electricity imported from Russia will be 6.5% more expensive, compared to May 2015, according to the report of the National Energy Regulatory Commission (NERC).

The state company “Ukrinterenergo” was set a price of electricity in the amount of $42 per 1 MW / h, which; and it is 6.5% above the May price.

Ukrainian Minister of Energy Volodymyr Demchyshyn confirmed plans for the purchase of electricity in Russia due to a shortage of its own generating capacity in Ukraine, reports "We will buy electricity in Russia, we currently do not have enough capacity. Vuhlehirska TPP is bombed again," he claimed.

August 4, Vuhlehirska TPP was reported to stop working due to power outage, as a result of firing near Svilodarsk Donetsk region. At the same time Avdiivka coke plant was massively bombarded again, what caused power blackout and rail ways of the enterprise.

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