Belarus says electricity supplies to Ukraine started as part of emergency assistance

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ministry of Energy of Belarus states that deliveries are made at the request of the Ukrainian side
18:30, 2 November 2021

112 Agency

Belarusian Energy Ministry stated that their country will supply 500 MW of electricity to Ukraine under an emergency assistance agreement. This was reported by the Energy Ministry press service.

"As part of the emergency assistance agreement, Belarus began supplying electricity with a capacity of 500 MW into the power system of Ukraine at 14:00 on November 2," the statement said.  

It is noted that the Ukrainian side requested the supplies. It is not long-term commercial contracts, except for those concluded earlier.

The supplies will continue until 21:00.

Related: Ukraine’s National Commission allows import of electricity from Russia, Belarus in November

Recently, the Chairman of parliamentary Committee on Energy and Housing and Communal Services MP from Servant of the People Andriy Gerus declared that the import of electric power from the Russian Federation and Belarus will stop from November 1.

On March 6, Yury Vitrenko declared that in 2022 Ukraine plans to separate the power system from Russia and Belarus. According to him, synchronization with ENTSO-E will also ensure the de-monopolization of the electricity market in Ukraine and help implement effective transparent European rules and procedures.

Related: Ukrainian court cancels suspension of electricity import auctions

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