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Ukraine’s electricity exports rise by 28.6% in 2017

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's power exports to Moldova increased the most
09:52, 29 January 2018

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In 2017, Ukraine exported a total of 5.166 billion kWh of electricity, which indicates a 28.6% compared to the 2016 figure. The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has announced this, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

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In particular, electricity exports from the Burshtyn TPP energy island to Hungary, Slovakia and Romania accumulatively grew by 2.7% and reached 3.138 billion kWh.

Namely, no electricity was delivered to Belarus or Russia either in 2016, or in 2017. Electricity exports to Poland dropped by 6.5% and reached 894.8 million kWh. On the contrary, electricity exports to Moldova increased drastically – they reached 1.134 billion kWh, compared to just 3.7 million kWh in 2016.

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When it comes to the monthly figure for December 2017, Ukraine manage to export 458.7 million kWh, which is actually 10.6% less than the result observed in December 2016.

Additionally, in 2017 Ukraine imported a total of 48 million kWh of electricity, indicating a significant decrease from the 2016 level of 76.9 million kWh. Most of the imported electricity (47 million kWh) came from Russia, while another 1.1 million kWh arrived from Belarus.

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