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.
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.
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.