Ukraine increases electricity exports by over a third

Source : 112 Ukraine

The amount of electricity imported also decreases by more than 37%
13:42, 29 December 2017

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In the period between January and November 2017, Ukraine managed to increase its electricity exports by 34.4% (or by 1.204 billion kWh) compared to the same period last year, to 4.708 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has announced, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

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According to the Ministry’s data, energy supplies from the Burshtyn thermal power plant’s energy island to Hungary, Slovakia and Romania grew by 6.9% (or by 183.9 million kWh) to 2,849 billion kWh. On the other hand, electricity supplies to Poland dropped by 6.6%, to 780.1 million kWh, whereas supplies to Moldova rose substantially – from 3.7 million kWh to 1.079 billion kWh. No electricity exports from Ukraine to Belarus or Russia were recorded since 2015.

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Nonetheless, exports of electricity supplies from Ukraine in November 2017 amounted to 258.6 million kWh, which represents a 22.3% decline from the volume of electricity exports in November 2016.

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In addition to this, Ukraine also imported 44.4 million kWh of electricity within the first 11 months of the present year – 43.4 million kWh of them came from Russia and another 1 million kWh came from Belarus. During the same period of last year, the country imported 71 million kWh.

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