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Ukraine raises electricity exports by 4% in January 2019

Electricity supplies in the direction of Hungary, Slovakia and Romania increase, electricity supplies to Poland decrease
11:46, 28 February 2019

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Ukraine in January 2019 increased exports of electricity by 4% (by 19.7 million kWh) compared to the same period of 2018, to 511.5 million kWh, Interfax-Ukraine reports citing the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry.

Electricity supplies from the "Burshtyn TPP energy island" in the direction of Hungary, Slovakia and Romania increased by 7.2% (by 21.5 million kWh), to 319.4 million kWh.

Electricity supplies to Poland decreased by 22.7% (by 33.1 million kWh), to 112.9 million kWh.

Electricity supplies to Moldova amounted to 79.2 million kWh, which is 65.1% (31.2 million kWh) more than in January 2018.

Ukrainian electricity was not exported to Belarus and Russia in January 2017 and 2018.

In addition, Ukraine in January of the current year imported 2.1 million kWh of electricity (2.1 million kWh from the Russian Federation, 100,000 kWh from Belarus) against 3.2 million kWh in January 2018.

Related: EU to provide 54 million euro to support energy efficiency in Ukraine

As we reported earlier, European Union, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, World Bank and Energy Community strongly support the necessity of transit from the existing “green tariff”, acting in Ukrainian legislation, to the competitive system based on the “green” auctions. A joint letter of the representatives of these organizations states that. The letter is addressed to Oleksandr Dombrovsky, the chairman of the relevant committee, Andriy Paruby, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, and the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. The signatories comment on the preparation of the bill No. 8449-d on amendments to the laws of Ukraine on providing competitive circumstances for generation of electricity from alternative sources.

Related: U.S. to assist Ukraine to diversify supply sources of nuclear fuel, - U.S. Secretary of Energy

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