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.
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.
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.
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.